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Paperback pick: The Trip To Echo Spring

Olivia Laing examines the myths behind the alcoholic writer

by Psychologies

The Trip To Echo Spring

The Trip To Echo Spring

by Olivia Laing (Canongate, £10.99)

Why were so many great authors consumed by alcoholism?

In this enthralling book, Olivia Laing travels across America, examining the links between creativity and drink in the work and lives of six authors including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams.

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