Famous Writers And Artists Who Were Terrible Human


V.S. Naipaul 

In 2001 he won the Nobel Prize in literature and has since been cemented into the canon of literary greats, known for his groundbreaking novels such as A House for Mr. Biswas and A Bend in the River 


Orson Scott Card 

Its author, Orson Scott Card, is one of the most successful science fiction writers in modern times. He’s won every major fantasy award and has impacted the genre immensely. 


Virginia Woolf 

A major figure of the Modernist period, she wrote a multitude of novels and essays dealing with various matters. 


Ezra Pound 

Ezra Pound belonged to the group of poets called the Imagists, which focused on deconstructing a particular image to reveal its true nature and essence. 


Norman Mailer 

Widely regarded as one of the great American writers of the 20th century, Mailer was as violent as he was brilliant. 


Patricia Highsmith 

The author was an alcoholic and had troubling intimacy issues, preferring the company of animals to that of people.  


William S. Burroughs 

Burroughs pulled out a handgun and tried to hit a glass cup on his wife’s head, but shot too low and killed her instantly. Incredulously, he only spent 13 days in jail and was charged with manslaughter.  


Enid Blyton  

Enid Blyton the writer is adored worldwide and known for her wonderfully evocative and imaginative children’s books such as The Magic Faraway Tree and The Enchanted Wood.   


William Golding   

William Golding is best known for writing Lord of the Flies, a groundbreaking novel about children fighting to the death on an island, which won him the Nobel Prize in 1954. 


Anne Perry 

Anne Perry is one of the bestselling crime novelists in the world, most notably famous for her Thomas Pitt and William Monk novels.   

Thanks For Reading

Next: Optical Illusions In Famous Works Of Art