Depression is a Bastard: How Scott Lynch Faced His Demons and Became a Bestseller

Thank you to the brilliant Joanne Hall for bringing this to my attention and to Michael Senft for this great interview and the very talented Scott Lynch for his incredible honesty. What an amazing post and one I really relate to. 🙂

Relentless Reading

“I realized that as of this moment I had to be totally honest, or I would be dancing around this question for the rest of my natural life.”

Scott Lynch (third from left) at Tucson Festival of Books. With Beth Cato, Brian Keene and Jeff Marriotte (L-R). Scott Lynch (third from left) at the Tucson Festival of Books. With Beth Cato, Brian Keene and Jeff Mariotte (L-R).


Scott Lynch is an inspiration. In 2006 he was the hot young voice in fantasy, riding high on the success of his novel The Lies of Locke Lamora. Its sequel, Red Seas Under Red Skies seemed to fulfill the promise of the series, about a pair of thieves known as the “Gentlemen Bastards.” But death, divorce and depression derailed his career.

But Lynch didn’t hide his problems — since 2010 he has been forthright with his readers, sharing the harrowing experiences that nearly destroyed his career, and as a result he has become an ambassador for victims of depression. And his…

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2 thoughts on “Depression is a Bastard: How Scott Lynch Faced His Demons and Became a Bestseller

  1. Having struggled with depression for years, I can definitely relate to this. Depression affects every area of your life, and the more you try to hide it, the worse it gets. Thanks for sharing this post, Sophie.

    • Thank you, Tricia. It’s amazing isn’t it, just how many creative people are plagued by depression. I too have suffered very badly from it in the past and it’s always there in the background even when I put a happy face on. Thank you for sharing your experiences too sweetie, do look after yourself and remember a trouble shared is a trouble halved. I’m here whenever you need/want me. 🙂 xxxx

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