Leave Roald Dahl Alone

2 min readFeb 19, 2023

The recent edits to Dahl’s children’s stories are an insult to storytelling itself.

It’s one thing to make minor edits to fiction to reflect changes in taste and meaning. It’s another thing entirely to rewrite or add new writing to a work, which alters the author‘s original vision and intention.

Roald Dahl, whatever his personal character, was an authentic literary genius whose writing for…