9 Authors Who Were Terrible People

A lot of authors are known for their emotional abuse, alcoholism, and drug use. These authors who were terrible people took things even further. Today, I bring you, Authors Who Were Terrible People. 

These authors were not necessarily bad writers (in fact, many were amazing writers). Instead, these authors took the role of artist a little too far and committed some terrible, terrible crimes.

9 Authors Who Were Terrible People

These authors took their art way, way too far.

A lot of authors are known for their emotional abuse, alcoholism, and drug use. These authors who were terrible people took things even farther. Anne Perry

Anne Perry was a crime novelist. At the age of 15, she killed her mother by beating her to death with a brick. She became a crime novelist after her jail time (all that first hand, experience really helped, I guess).

Most famous work: The Cater Street Hangman

A lot of authors are known for their emotional abuse, alcoholism, and drug use. These authors who were terrible people took things even farther. J. D. Salinger

I’m not really surprised J. D. Salinger was a terrible person. His books are filled with nasty things. It turns out, he was also a nasty person. He not only raped underage girls, but he also cheated on his wife with them. Gross.

Most famous work: The Catcher in the Rye

A lot of authors are known for their emotional abuse, alcoholism, and drug use. These authors who were terrible people took things even farther. William Golding

William Golding, author of Lord of the Flies, was a pedophile and a rapist. He tried raping a 15-year old girl, and two years later, actually succeeded. He was never prosecuted for the rape.

Most famous work: Lord of the Flies

A lot of authors are known for their emotional abuse, alcoholism, and drug use. These authors who were terrible people took things even farther. Norman Mailer

Normal Mailer is only known to me because of Gilmore Girls (Normal Mailer, I’m pregnant!).  He was a violent, and abusive person. Once he got drunk at a party and stabbed his wife after they had been in a fight.

Most famous work: The Naked and the Dead

A lot of authors are known for their emotional abuse, alcoholism, and drug use. These authors who were terrible people took things even farther. Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was a terrible person, even by Victorian standards. Not only was he abusive to his wife, but he also cheated on her repeatedly, divorced her, and berated her in public writing. He was basically the original person to tweet how “crazy” his ex was.

Most famous work: Great Expectations 

 

A lot of authors are known for their emotional abuse, alcoholism, and drug use. These authors who were terrible people took things even farther. Aristotle

Aristotle is a world-famous philosopher who believed in equality, justice, and treating people with respect. Except for women. He believed they were closer to animals than people and were basically a waste of space.

Most famous work: The Works of Aristotle

A lot of authors are known for their emotional abuse, alcoholism, and drug use. These authors who were terrible people took things even farther. Johann “Jack” Unterweger

Jack is an Austrian author who died in 1994. He was also a serial killer, responsible for killing 12 women.

Most famous work: Purgatory or the Trip to Jail – Report of a Guilty Man

A lot of authors are known for their emotional abuse, alcoholism, and drug use. These authors who were terrible people took things even farther. Maria Carolina Geel

Maria Geel was a famous author from Chile during the early 1900s. She eventually murdered her boyfriend. by shooting him multiple times in the chest. Her most successful book was written when she was in prison.

Most famous work: Women’s Prison

A lot of authors are known for their emotional abuse, alcoholism, and drug use. These authors who were terrible people took things even farther. Thomas Griffiths Wainewright

Thomas Wainwright was a famous author from England in the early 1800s. He is said to have poisoned several of his family members, including his sister-in-law, mother-in-law, and uncle. According to the report, he poisoned them to receive their life insurance money. Cold.

Most famous work: Essays and Criticisms 

A lot of authors are known for their emotional abuse, alcoholism, and drug use. These authors who were terrible people took things even further.

Do you know of any other authors who were terrible people? 

A lot of authors are known for their emotional abuse, alcoholism, and drug use. These authors who were terrible people took things even further.

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