Posted on March 27, 2022 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Philip Pullman has stepped down as president of the Society of Authors, reports the Guardian.

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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