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Like Hunger I also do not seek out authors other than attending signings or readings (where I assume they are on best behaviour) so I would have to say I can only like or dislike a book on its own merits.
Fair points all! I happen across authors online and don't intentionally seek them out unless I have a particular interest in their work. More often I see retweets on Twitter, or someone will bring them up to me. There are definitely loads of authors who were not such great people despite being great authors. I just don't think I ever hear it discussed the other way around. Of course it makes sense that there are many great people, and I can't possibly enjoy their work.

I think this may be one of those times that I should have just deleted the draft instead of posting such a stupid question.
Not a stupid question at all. I actually had to think about it before I answered.