Roald Dahl At 100 [The Essay]

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01Frank Cottrell Boyce on flying and myth-making20160711
01Frank Cottrell Boyce on flying and myth-making20160711

Frank Cottrell Boyce on the myth Dahl built around his plane crash during World War II.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

02Jeremy Dyson on the delicious lure of Dahl's adult fiction20160712
02Jeremy Dyson on the delicious lure of Dahl's adult fiction20160712

Jeremy Dyson remembers his 10-year-old self's discovery of Dahl's short stories for adults

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

03Laura Dockrill on Dahl's heroine Matilda20160713
03Laura Dockrill on Dahl's heroine Matilda20160713

Performance poet Laura Dockrill remembers growing up with Dahl's heroine Matilda.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

04Michael Rosen on the exuberance of Dahl's poetry20160714
04Michael Rosen on the exuberance of Dahl's poetry20160714

Michael Rosen celebrates the dazzling language and clever observation of Dahl's poetry.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

05Donald Sturrock on the events that made the man and writer20160715
05Donald Sturrock on the events that made the man and writer20160715

Dahl's biographer Donald Sturrock recalls meeting the storyteller in his writing hut.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.