Literary giants have thoughts on the new edits to Roald Dahl’s works.

The news has rumbled through Giant Country that Puffin has been editing out words like “fat,” “crazy,” and “ugly” from new editions of Roald Dahl’s works. The Daily Telegraph reported that some of the changes achieved a more gender-neutral feel—boys and girls have become “children,” mothers and fathers simply “parents”—while the red pen has had […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-02-21 15:13:52 UTC ]
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Literary giants have thoughts on the new edits to Roald Dahl’s works.

The news has rumbled through Giant Country that Puffin has been editing out words like “fat,” “crazy,” and “ugly” from new editions of Roald Dahl’s works. The Daily Telegraph reported that some of the changes achieved a more gender-neutral feel—boys and girls have become “children,” mothers and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-02-21 15:13:52 UTC ]
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Roald Dahl rewrites: edited language in books criticised as ‘absurd censorship’

Author Salman Rushdie among those angry after some passages relating to weight, gender, mental health and race were rewrittenCritics are accusing the British publisher of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s books of censorship after it removed colourful language from works such as Charlie and the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-02-20 04:05:42 UTC ]
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James and the Giant Peach events planned for Roald Dahl Day

Penguin Random House Children’s and The Roald Dahl Story Company are planning a series of events based on James and the Giant Peach for this year’s Roald Dahl Day. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Roald Dahl edition to be released in September

Penguin Random House has revealed that the new hardback edition of Roald Dahl’s final children’s book will be released on 7th September.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-08-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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5 Tips for Editing Literary Works in Translation

Three top US book editors and one translator share their top tips for working with and editing literary translations. The post 5 Tips for Editing Literary Works in Translation appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Boris Johnson recites Oompa-Loompas song in defence of Roald Dahl’s books

Ex-PM criticises sensitivity edit of author’s works – and also rejects sending Parthenon marbles to GreeceBoris Johnson has criticised a publisher’s rewriting of some language in Roald Dahl’s stories by reciting a song by the Oompa-Loompas.The former prime minister expressed his “irritation at... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-03-02 19:18:38 UTC ]
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Roald Dahl is the last thing we should worry about on World Book Day | Frank Cottrell-Boyce

More important than culture-war noise are the multiple threats to British children learning to love books of any kindBack in the days when everything took place on Zooms and Teams, I was part of a World Book Day event that was livestreamed from the set of the hit musical Matlida. The set is... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-03-02 11:42:37 UTC ]
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Why one children’s books editor turned down Roald Dahl titles | Letter

Sue Bradley on her conversation with the late Marni Hodgkin about the ‘malicious quality’ to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant PeachRe the letters criticising Roald Dahl’s works (Roald Dahl’s mean and nasty books don’t deserve all this attention, 23 February), in an oral... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-03-01 17:24:42 UTC ]
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Rewriting Roald Dahl - podcast

The latest editions of the author’s books for children have had extensive edits made to update the language for modern sensibilities. Lucy Knight and David Baddiel take a closer lookNew editions of the works of the bestselling children’s author Road Dahl caused an international outcry last week... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-02-27 03:00:38 UTC ]
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Roald Dahl collection to be published in original form later this year

Publisher Penguin Random House announced Friday it will publish "classic" versions of Roald Dahl's children's novels after it received criticism for cuts and rewrites that were intended to make the books suitable for modern readers. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2023-02-24 14:35:12 UTC ]
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Penguin to publish 'classic' Roald Dahl books after backlash

Publisher Penguin Random House says it will publish “classic” unexpurgated versions of Roald Dahl’s children’s novels, after criticism of cuts and rewrites intended to make the books suitable for modern readers Continue reading at ABC News

[ ABC News | 2023-02-24 14:04:19 UTC ]
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Penguin to publish 'classic' Roald Dahl books after backlash

Publisher Penguin Random House says it will publish “classic” unexpurgated versions of Roald Dahl’s children’s novels, after criticism of cuts and rewrites intended to make the books suitable for modern readers Continue reading at ABC News

[ ABC News | 2023-02-24 14:03:22 UTC ]
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Roald Dahl publisher announces unaltered 16-book ‘classics collection’

Series will be released alongside controversially amended versions to leave readers ‘free to choose which version they prefer’A collection of Roald Dahl’s books with unaltered text is to be published after a row over changes made to novels including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-02-24 13:26:39 UTC ]
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Publisher of Roald Dahl books in French has ‘no plans’ for rewrite

Gallimard says it will not be following English example and making any changes to the textsThe French publishers of Roald Dahl have ruled out any changes to the late British author’s translated books after it emerged that English editions were being rewritten for modern audiences.Gallimard said... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-02-21 17:50:05 UTC ]
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Critics reject changes to Roald Dahl books as censorship

Critics are accusing the British publisher of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s books of censorship after it removed colorful language from works such as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Matilda” to make them more acceptable to modern readers Continue reading at ABC News

[ ABC News | 2023-02-20 00:47:34 UTC ]
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British publisher removes language deemed offensive from Roald Dahl children's books

Critics are accusing the British publisher of Roald Dahl's classic children's books of censorship after it removed some language from works such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda to make them more acceptable to modern readers. ... Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2023-02-19 19:08:29 UTC ]
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Book Review: ‘Roald Dahl, Teller of the Unexpected’ by Matthew Dennison

“Teller of the Unexpected,” an elegant new biography, sidesteps the ugly side of the children’s book author while capturing his grandiose, tragedy-specked life. Continue reading at The New York Times

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What Working at a Used Bookstore Taught Me About Literary Rejection

I think every aspiring writer should work in a used bookstore. For a little while, at least. If nothing else, the ego death is electric. * I am lucky. A fellowship after my MFA has left me with all kinds of time to write and live out this romantic dream job. Ensconced in an Ann […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Books To Screen Edition: Literary Agents’ and Rights Directors’ Film Deals

Publishers and literary agents report their books to film deals, and the year ahead already is a standout for film and television adaptations. The post Books To Screen Edition: Literary Agents’ and Rights Directors’ Film Deals appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Revenues up £1.3m at Roald Dahl Story Company before Netflix deal earned £370m

The Roald Dahl Story Company, which manages the rights to the authors characters and stories, made £27.1m in the year to December 2020, up £1.3m from £25.8m in 2019, before its 2021 acquisition by Netflix earned the estate £370m. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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