Salman Rushdie, Others Slam Roald Dahl Publisher for Book Edits

Posted on AllSides February 20th, 2023
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Author Salman Rushdie harshly criticized Puffin Books, the publisher of Roald Dahl, for making hundreds of changes to some of the works of his classic children books to make them more inclusive.

Taking to Twitter over the weekend, Rushdie said that "Puffin Books and the Dahl estate should be ashamed."

"Roald Dahl was no angel but this is absurd censorship," wrote Rushdie, whose novel "The Satanic Verses" led Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to declare a fatwa in 1989 urging all Muslims to kill him.

Critics of Dahl, who was a vocal antisemite...

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