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 author more?
With authors I usually tend not to know much about them (unless they are really well known) besides the little blurb on their book jacket or maybe their tiny bio on their website. So I guess usually I'm not turned off by a bio. It definitely could happen. It happens a lot with actors when they act crazy or have a big ego *coughchristianbalecough* and then I'm instantly put off by them for a few years. I might still see their movies during that time but think about how they acted a fool and are stupid the whole time.
I've definitely wanted to read an author's work based on other things they had done. One great example would be Miranda July. I loved her movie, You Me and Everyone We Know so I just knew I had to read anything she had written (still working on that)...
So I could definitely see it going both ways for me here!