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Audio Clip: Roald Dahl on NPR

Roald Dahl.



British diplomat.

And this was all before he started writing.

NPR recently sat down for a chat with Donald Sturrock, author of a new Dahl biography called Storyteller. And Sturrock certainly came up with some stories.

Did I mention he was also married to Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Neal? Yeah, the man is a biographer’s dream.

Click the play button below to head over to NPR and listen.

[7 min. 48 sec.]

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Tom Angleberger says:

    That was an interesting interview … but I’m a bit curious about the complete lack of interest in his adult work. I don’t think it even got a mention here. The man was a master of the completely satisfying, often unforgettable short story.

    • So true. I guess his work work for children has been so popular that it overshadows everything else. I’m a huge fan of Skin and Other Stories, a short story collection for older readers.