S3E5 – Authors With Conflicting Opinions

What happens when you enjoy an author’s work, but disagree with their personal opinions? In this episode, we talk about whether it’s possible to read fiction without letting your knowledge of the author colour it – and whether you even want to. If an author is racist, for example, is there any chance their work won’t be, or should you just steer well clear?

We talk a lot about H.P. Lovecraft in this episode, which is where this topic first arose, but we also touch on more recent writers and whether you can enjoy their work even if you don’t personally like them (but their views aren’t particularly controversial).

There’s lots to discuss here and we know every reader is going to have a different opinion, so we’d love to hear from you! Drop by our Twitter page @wahpodcast, send an email to wahpodcast@gmail.com, or leave a comment below. You’ve also got a few more weeks to read The Emperor’s Soul before our review episode – and look out for a special holiday show coming up soon!

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