Johnny Depp as Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka: "Dahl knew that children do have a strong sense that stories are not real."

This week, it’s Roald Dahl and the Big Fat Fuss, an opinion piece written and read aloud here by Madison Hamill and published on

Madison Hamill is a book editor and author of the award-winning essay collection Specimen. When the global news media caught wind that new editions of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s books had been rewritten to take out the ‘offensive’ sections, she decided to wade into the ensuing culture war herself, looking at the relationship between editors and authors in producing work, and the trend of putting modern sensibilities into historical contexts.

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