Goodkind responds to 'sexist' cover art controversy

Goodkind responds to 'sexist' cover art controversy

Terry Goodkind has responded to the controversy over the cover art for his latest book, claiming it was the “sexist misrepresentation” of the characters he had disliked.

The bestselling fantasy author sparked a heated debate last month when he launched a Facebook poll asking viewers’ opinions on the cover for the American version of Goodkind’s Shroud of Eternity (Tor Books), illustrated by French artist Bastien Lecouffe-Deharme. The illustrator subsequently criticised Goodkind’s behaviour and received support from some in the artistic community, with many of Goodkind's fans also joining in...

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