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City of Books

Feb 25, 2021

“As someone prone to get lost in the darker currents of my own head I’ve found it healthier to get lost in a book,” says Danielle McLaughlin.

She speaks candidly about feelings of anxiety and how immersing herself in reading and writing is a positive way to deal with them.

Danielle switched from law – where she had her own successful legal practice – to fiction after falling ill. As she recovered, she started writing.

It led to the acclaimed short story collection Dinosaurs on Other Planets, and now her debut novel The Art of Falling, published by John Murray, which deals with art and infidelity.