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The stereotype of the tortured artist has long been perpetuated in literature and the media. Here, Pamela Scobie describes how eating disorders robbed her of the ability to write and how she found her voice in recovery, and questions the connections between mental illness and creativity.
‘I viewed myself as split in two, and yet this duality became my career, as I started translating German plays for British theatre.’
‘I managed the page proofs of my latest novel, Her Husband’s Lover, as I sat at my father’s deathbed, but after that I was out of contract.’
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