Russell Banks


Russell Banks is a novelist and short story writer. His most recent works are Cloudsplitter, a novel, and The Angel on the Roof: New and Selected Stories. He is president of the International Parliament of Writers and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in upstate New York.

Books
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    Varieties of Exile

    Mavis Gallant is the modern master of what Henry James called the international story, the fine-grained evocation of the qualms and quandaries of people who, whether from choice or necessity, have no place to call home.