Junot Diaz is accused of sexual misconduct. He is the latest, though far from only, man in the Literary Community who is a predator and/or scumbag.
Earlier this year, Sherman Alexie's victims came forward.
Today, it was announced that the Nobel Prize in Literature will be cancelled for 2018 due to their own "sexual assault scandal".
I'm sure there are many more examples of horrid people in the publishing industry/literary community, but these are some of the biggest and most recent.
A lot of writers react the same way when another victim comes forward: "This isn't Hollywood! What the hell is going on?". As if terrible people don't exist in every field, as if having immense talent makes it impossible for someone to hurt others.
It's a difficult thing, to realize our idols and heroes stand on cracked pedestals.
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