Posted on 03/27/2022 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The His Dark Materials author drew criticism last year when he first expressed support for the controversial memoir Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me and then, in a deleted tweet, said that those who criticized the book without reading it would "find a comfortable home in ISIS or the Taliban."
The Society of Authors distanced itself from his comments, at the time, and Pullman later apologized.
Pullman said, in a statement, that he "realized that I would not be free to express my personal opinions as long as I remained president"; he informed the Society of Authors in advance of his resignation, a decision that made the group “very sorry," according to its chief executive.
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