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The Casual Vacancy
Finally, it's here. The new book by JK Rowling - her first ever for adult readers - has been the subject of massive hype and speculation, but hours after it's published, the Strand reviews The Casual Vacancy.

John Akomfrah
British film artist's new exhibition in London explores identity and its meaning in the age of cloning and digital manipulation.

Be Be Winans
American gospel singer BeBe Winans talks about his new album of patriotic songs and singing at the US Republican convention as a registered Democrat.

Peter Hoeg
Danish novelist Peter Hoeg on his new comic novel The Elephant Keepers' Children, about two teenagers on a quest to find their parents and encountering a host of eccentric characters at a world religion convention along the way.

French Muslim Art.
As The Louvre in Paris reopens its Islamic art gallery with a major exhibition we are in Paris to discover the work of young Muslim artists in France today.

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Mon 1 Oct 2012 03:05 GMT