Write drunk, edit sober

Olivia Laing took a trip across America to discover why writers drink. Alice Spawls reviews ‘The Trip to Echo Spring’

Unheard melodies

Sarah Churchwell goes in search of the inspiration for F Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece. Jason Cowley reviews ‘Careless People’

Hollywood’s cutting edge

Take hairstyle inspiration from old-fashioned movie glamour – but don’t be too literal in your homage

Roman rehab

An introverted Italian teenager learns the value of empathy when his estranged sister takes refuge in his hiding place in Niccolò Ammaniti’s ‘Me and You’

Small talk: Stef Penney

When did I know I was going to be a writer? Initially I wanted to be a filmmaker. I wrote my first novel out of desperation because I had no work

Kitbag: camping

An ultra-light tent that pitches easily, an al fresco solar shower and an indispensable portable stove

From Breton to Cannes

The classic striped T-shirts will be as omnipresent on the Riviera as they have been on the catwalks