Authors are people.
As people, they come in all shapes.
Some authors have real mental issues.
Some authors neglected their families in order to write some of the most beautiful books in history.
Some authors had to experience in real life what they put in their books.
Some authors recreated their mental issues in their books.
Some authors voiced their prejudices.
Some people have justified their behavior; other people have condemned them. Some authors lived in remorse for their actions; others never admitted they did wrong.
Some authors acted under the influence of alcohol, drugs or illnesses. Some authors had a terrible childhood.
Authors are people.
Here are some of their monstrous side.
Anne Perry (Tudor Rose) was convicted of murdering her mother.
Althusser (The Future Lasts a Long Time) strangled his wife to death.
Johann "Jack" Untrweger (Purgatory) was a serial killer! He killed 12 women.
Gustave Flaubert (Madam Bovary) was a pedophile and paid for kids’ favors.
William Golding (Lord of the Flies) tried to rape a 15-year-oldgirl and set boys against one another in a public school to experiment with his book.
Roman Polanski (A Day at the Beach) drugged and raped a girl.
Patricia Highsmith (Talented Mr. Ripley) was sorry Hitler only killed half of the Jews.
Charles Dickens (A Christmas Carroll) was openly racist and supported slavery. He denigrated women, the Irish, Chinese and Aborigines.
Ernest Hemingway (A Farewell to Arms) was racist and sexist.
H.P. Lovecraft (The Mountains of Madness) was racist and vocal toward anyone non Anglo-Saxon.
“The importance of being Ernest.” https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2008/mar/26/robwoodardblog
Hart, Tom X. “Patricia Highsmith Was the First Alt Right Troll. Her connection to internet Nazis, autists, and Pepe the Frog.” https://medium.com/vandal-press/patricia-highsmith-as-the-first-internet-troll-8f8544b82562
“Writers who killed people.” https://www.ranker.com/list/writers-who-killed-people/christopher-shultz
“Famous Writers and Artists Who Were Terrible Humans.” https://www.ranker.com/list/writers-and-artists-who-were-bad-people/cosmicboxer
McGrath, Charles. “Good Art, Bad People.” https://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/22/opinion/global-agenda-magazine-good-art-bad-people.html
Brenda. “9 Authors Who Were Terrible People.” http://www.dailymayo.com/2016/07/20/authors-who-were-terrible-people/