What if your favourite author was a 'bad person'? Charles Dickens had an affair with a teenager, H.P. Lovecraft was openly racist, and Virginia Woolf was an anti-Semite. Despite these darker aspects behind them, these writers have produced critically-acclaimed works and are remembered for their writing, rather than their wrongdoings. Is it all just a weird, literary coincidence, or is there something deeper here we can explore ...
"To be a good writer, one must have done bad things." Whether you agree or disagree, we invite you to join us for Ethos Books' shiny new literary panel-debate programme: Punch Lines!
(From the Ethos Books Facebook page 14 June 2017)