Roald Dahl

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Sarah McIntyre’s Pictures Mean Business. Pictures “make stories come alive for children. When children pull a book off the shelf that they can’t read yet, they choose the book for the pictures.” Illustration: Sara McIntyre

In January, leading industry magazine The Bookseller published a chart listing the top 20 illustrators in the UK in 2018. Tony Ross, who has created t(...)

The BFG: ‘Roald Dahl, in his language as much as in his characters and his plots, always has a twinkle in his eye.’ Illustration: Quentin Blake/Puffin

If a small child were to walk up to Susan Rennie in the street and call her a slopgroggled grobsquiffler, she would know exactly how to reply. “You sq(...)

‘We went to Netflix and they really responded,” says Cartoon Saloon’s Nora Twomey. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

How do kids watch Netflix? Just as there isn’t one type of family, there isn’t one type of viewing pattern, says Melissa Cobb, the woman leading the s(...)

Roald Dahl: Netflix is turning his stories into an animated series. Photograph: Ronald Dumant/Getty

Beloved Roald Dahl classics including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Esio Trot; The Twits and The BFG are set to get the Netflix treatment next ye(...)

Nicolas Roeg: formulated a singular film language – contorted narrative, awry angles, jarring edits – which  influenced many. Photograph: Ian West/PA

“I think I scratched surfaces that people would prefer were left alone,” Nicolas Roeg told The Irish Times a decade ago. “But all any of us has is thi(...)

Lights out: Sean Booth and Rob Brown of Autechre

Electronic musicians tend to stage elaborate live shows featuring dazzling lights, eye-popping visuals, and all sorts of bells and whistles. Kraftwerk(...)

Observers of Theresa May’s management of Brexit might raise some questions about the details and progress made. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Pool/EPA

There is a scene in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the (original) movie adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic, where Wonka (Gene Wilder) demons(...)

Roald Dahl classic ‘The BFG’ was the fifth most borrowed book from Dublin City Council libraries in 2017.

More than €360,000 in fines were levied on people who dropped their books back late to the library last year across Dublin. Dublin City Council had t(...)

Avengers: Infinity War: the team behind the film has gone to great lengths to guard the story prior to its release this week. Photograph: Marvel Studios Photograph: Marvel Studios

This article may contain spoilers. Possibly. The word has been so semantically unstable of late that we’re not entirely sure. Speaking to Benedict Cu(...)

Wickedly good: Matilda the Musical at the  Bord Gais Energy Theatre

Matilda the Musical Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin. Ends April 28th, 7.30pm (Mats 2.30pm) €25-€73 bordgaisenergytheatre.ie When the Royal Shakespe(...)

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