Suggested by Simon Thomas:
Have you ever been put off an author’s books after reading a
biography of them? Or the reverse – a biography has made you love an
As specifically related to biographies- that's an easy question to answer simply because I don't read very many biographies, and the ones I have read contained nothing to make me want to boycott the writer's work. On the contrary, it often brought a greater level of understanding and appreciation of their work. And, it's also possible that it wasn't such an issue because the writers are dead and lived in the past. If I judged the dead and their art by whatever life they lead, things they might have invested in, or believed was right in their incarnation of society, then I probably would not be reading a vast majority of anything written prior to the late 1970's, when I made my debut. There were acceptable forms of society and behavior that were reprehensible to women, people of myriad cultures and ethnicities and homosexuals.
I have been put off by an author whose blog I read. It didn't change my opinion of their work as I found their writing to be equally as off-putting. It definitely didn't make me love their work more.