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Roald Dahl

Wrestling With Point of View in Your Writing

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.02.2012 | Books
Holly Robinson

Sometimes it takes several drafts before you get the point of view that works for a particular story.

'Matilda' Leads Race For London's Olivier Awards

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.15.2012 | Arts

LONDON — Broadway-bound show "Matilda The Musical" gained 10 nominations Thursday for British theater's Laurence Olivier Awards – includin...

Roald Dahl's 'Matilda' Is Heading To Broadway

AP | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — A musical about a girl with extraordinary powers is hoping to jump the Atlantic. The Royal Shakespeare Company said Tuesday it is pl...

First Nighter: London's Matilda as Entertaining a Musical as They Come

David Finkle | Posted 04.24.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

It's delicious, delightful and delirious from first to last and has the power to affect adults as thoroughly as it does children. That'll extend to children and adults everywhere, though there's some silly talk circulating about the tuner's being "too British" to travel. Phooey on that.

Moline Loves Paul Simon, Plus Chatting With Bill Wyman, American Idol's James Durbin and Mastodon's Brann Dailor

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.17.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Although it seems that Paul Simon has been on the road frequently over the last few years, his latest tour seems much more date-packed as he heralds his latest and one of the best albums of his career, So Beautiful Or So What.

Hey, Kids! A Decade After His Death, Shel Silverstein Has a New Book

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 11.22.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Every Thing On It, published eleven years after Shel Silverstein's death, arrived yesterday. Homework was instantly abandoned. The Girl Who Hates To Read simply had to dive into this collection of 139 poems.

Roald Dahl's Best Villains

Posted 11.19.2011 | Books

From Flavorwire: In an interview with Donald Sturrock, Roald Dahl once said, “I go down to my little hut, where it’s tight and dark and warm, ...

Can Roald Dahl's Writing Hut Be Saved?

AP | By JILL LAWLESS | Posted 11.14.2011 | Books

LONDON -- The family of Roald Dahl is trying to raise the funds to preserve a hut in which the late writer wrote tales of big friendly giants, fantast...

PHOTOS: Art Inspired By Famous Authors

flavorwire.com | Posted 09.14.2011 | Books

Few headlines will draw our attention faster than “Pin-ups based on Haruki Murakami books.” Little did we know that Super Punch’s post would lea...

"The Guardian" Picks Top 10 Childhood Memoirs

guardian.co.uk | Caradoc King | Posted 08.01.2011 | Books

Caradoc King heads the literary agency AP Watt and represents a wide range of literary, commercial and children's authors, among them Graham Swift, Ph...

Roald Dahl Musical On London's West End

Posted 07.25.2011 | Arts

London's West End will soon be home to Roald Dahl's Matilda, the beloved children's tale. The story has been adapted into a musical written by Dennis ...

'Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory' Stars Reunite: Where Are They Now?

Posted 07.18.2011 | Entertainment

Forty years after finding their golden tickets, the lucky kids who first met in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory have reunited. No word on whether ...

Huffpost Readers' Picks: What Book From Childhood Can't You Forget? (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.16.2011 | Books

Most of us remember that time in our childhood when we picked up a book that we just couldn't put down. Our imaginations were such that it transported...

Don't Want The Titles Of Your Favorite Kids' Books Ruined? Don't Read These Variations!

Dan Wilbur | Posted 07.06.2011 | Books
Dan Wilbur

To celebrate Children's Book Week, Better Book Titles would like to save you time by summing up Children's classics. Now, you can avoid any awkward conversations with your child or failure to see the moral of the story by knowing the content of these books beforehand.

A Baker's Dozen of Essential Blogs More Than Worth Your Time

Holly Cara Price | Posted 06.17.2011 | Arts
Holly Cara Price

Steve Young has been a writer for the David Letterman Show since 1990. One year ago he happened to glance out a window in the upstairs hallway and noticed a piece of petrified gum on the window ledge.

Roald Dahl Stories To Be On Millions Of Cereal Boxes

Telegraph | Harry Wallop, Consumer Affairs Editor | Posted 06.12.2011 | Books

The publisher has realised that children, from even before the age they can read, pick up cereal boxes from the breakfast table and scan the back for ...

What Your Favorite Kids Book Then Says About You Now

flavorwire.com | Posted 06.11.2011 | Books

Everyone had a favorite book as a kid – you know, that tattered old thing you carried from room to room and made you parents read out loud to you ov...

Celebrate World Read Aloud Day!

Danny Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Danny Miller

What would our lives be like without books? I can't even imagine. I met my wife Kendall years ago because I had just read her wonderful book.

Fictional Feasts: Mouth-Watering Moments Of Literary Gastronomy

flavorwire.com | Nina MacLaughlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Watch Man Vs. Food before bed and you go to sleep craving French dipped sandwiches and face-sized burgers with cheese injected into the middle of the ...

Literary Thanksgiving Dinner

GalleyCat | Maryann Yin on November 25, 2010 8:23 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As households around the country prepare Thanksgiving menus, we've started a  #literarythanksgiving hashtag on Twitter to collect book-related dishes...

Roald Dahl Manuscript Sells On eBay

guardian.co.uk | Benedicte Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The original typed manuscript of a previously unseen children's short story fragment by Roald Dahl was sold last night on the auction website eBay. Th...

Roald Dahl's Matilda -- Now Singing and Dancing! (VIDEO)

Monica Edinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

Beloved by generations of children and Americanized in a film, Roald Dahl's valiant heroine Matilda is now belting it out on one of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Stratford stages.

Home For The Holidays?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Dreading going home for the holidays? So are a lot of people. Last year we compiled a list of writers whose real families we thought must be nuttier ...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: The Beginning of the End

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

It's really very fortunate that the principal cast have remained with Harry Potter from tip to tail, because otherwise the series has transformed so much, aesthetically and tonally, as to appear schizophrenic.

Roald Dahl Funny Prize Goes To Louise Rennison

guardian.co.uk | Michelle Pauli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The prize was set up two years ago by the author Michael Rosen as part of his children's laureateship, and seeks to celebrate the books that make chil...