Roald Dahl on Writing for Children
Roald Dahl says he began writing for children for, “More or less the usual reason which is that one has one’s own. I tried to tell a story at night, a made up story, most of them pretty bad, but now and again you tell one when you see a little spark of interest and it is there the next night and they said tell us more about that thing…you know you had got something there. This went on about a peach that got bigger and bigger and I thought why do I not write it and I did…the well is running dry now…”
Read more about his work and life in this article on The Hindu.