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Literary Mixology

home_bg.jpgAs news of publishing and media cuts mount, GalleyCat readers have prescribed different kinds of alcoholic solace. Following Bookninja’s lead, readers submitted their favorite author and drink pairings–popping the cork during these dark days.

Abbeville Manual of Style recommended: “Read Hart Crane’s collected poems the way he liked to write them: on a full bottle of wine while listening to the Bolero on loop at top volume.”

Another reader advised to drink “Winner’s circle champagne” with Dick Francis’ horse race mysteries and to research the recipes in J.A. Konrath’s Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels detective series.

Finally, one alert reader reminded us of Mark Bailey’s Hemingway & Bailey’s Bartending Guide to Great American Writers, a boozy guide to some boozy writers. Drink up!

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