Roald Dahl

Carer left Huntington's Disease sufferer 'outside to get sunburned' and 'in urine-soaked bed'

A carer is accused of leaving a Huntington's Disease sufferer in a urine-soaked bed and putting her outside to get sunburned, a court has …

Dementia

Meet The Welsh ‘Willy Wonka’ Who Amazes & Delights With Absurd Chocolate Flavors

Some of you who have read Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory might wish that ‘Willy Wonka’ and his outrageous chocolate workshop were …

Willy Wonka

The Dentist and the Crocodile by Roald Dahl

The crocodile, with cunning smile, sat in the dentist’s chair.<p>He said, “Right here and everywhere my teeth require repair.”<p>The dentist’s face was …

naughty

David Walliams is biggest selling author of 2017

David Walliams was the biggest-selling author of 2017, overtaking JK Rowling with sales of more than £16 million from his children’s books.<p>The writer and television presenter outsold fellow children’s authors Julia Donaldson and Philip Pullman, thriller writers James Patterson and Dan Brown, and TV …

Books

Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?

Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them<p>Are you on Instagram? Then you can be featured here by tagging your books-related posts with #GuardianBooks Scroll down for our favourite literary links Read more Tips, links and suggestions blogs<p>Welcome to this week’s blog. …

Books

Your Kids Will Flip For These Amazing Melbourne Parks

When the holidays are stretching on and you're looking for something to do that will keep your kids occupied, travelling to a different part of your …

Australia

BWW Morning Brief January 15th, 2018: Kandi Burruss Makes Her Broadway Debut in CHICAGO, and More!

<b>Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Scroll down</b> …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

For This Mom & Daughter, "Resistance" Meant Writing A Children's Book

<i>Reading a book 200 times is a surefire way to find out whether you love it or want to throw its rhyming llama couplets into the diaper pail.</i> …

Books

Closing Up Shop! CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Takes Final Broadway Bows Today

The factory is all out of golden tickets. Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory plays its final Broadway performance today, January 14, 2018 …

12 of the best British short stories you've never read

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Entertainment

India, the most literate country on the planet

Of late I have noticed that we have so many lit-fests, we possibly run short of books to discuss. Good thing that micro-blogging is today regarded as …

J K Rowling

A Peek Behind Allison’s Shelf

We’re taking you behind the scenes to meet the members of our incredible team, one-on-one. First up is Allison Tyler! A founding member, Allison is …

Charles Bukowski

Barrington Stage Company Announces 2018 Season Featuring WEST SIDE STORY, DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2, and World Premieres

Barrington Stage Company and Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, has announced the 2018 season, which will feature three world premieres, including a …

Entertainment

12 Books That Will Make You a Better Writer and Storyteller

My favorite book is always the one I’m reading now. I get vested in the story, in the characters, in the voice of the writer.<p>The last few pages can …

Books

CES 2018: The 10 biggest highlights from the Vegas tech show

CES 2018 is over – we look back at the best tech launches and announcements<p>Since 1998, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), owned and produced by the …

Consumer Tech

All the New Kids Movies on Netflix in January 2018

Every family-friendly movie premiering on the streaming service this month.<p>By<p>Jan 10 2018, 1:53 PM<p>To celebrate the cold, dreary month of January and …

Movies

Matilda, Legally Blonde, and More Join 210th Walnut Street Theatre Season

Philadelphia's historic Walnut Street Theatre has announced the lineup of productions scheduled for its 210th season.<p>Irving Berlin's <i>Holiday Inn</i> …

Canadian Literature

Quantum Teleportation: Einstein's 'Spooky Action At A Distance' Could Improve Cybersecurity

Physicists describe the phenomenon of “action at a distance” as the perceived effects on an object without there being any form of touch to transfer …

Quantum Mechanics

Anything but normal : elrow comes to Australia

elrow CEO Juan Arnau Junior takes us on a whistle stop tour of Spanish electronic music culture in the lead up to his first ever Australian tour, as …

10 Book Characters That Were Just As Good (Or Even Better) In The Movie Adaptation

Like all good book nerds, my general policy is that the book is better than the movie as a matter of principle. I mean, it's pretty disconcerting …

Movies

Nvidia BFGD hands-on: Nvidia’s large-screened gaming panel launched at CES 2018

Nvidia’s large-screened Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD) is equipped with G-SYNC and has Shield functionalities<p>CES 2018 has arrived and with it, the …

Nvidia

How to write a book: dos and don’ts - plus tips from famous authors

Writing a novel consistently tops the list of unrealised new year’s resolutions, alongside losing weight and drinking less.<p>But if you do decide to …

Authors

Carmen Maria Machado: ‘I’m interested in messing with genres’

The author of Her Body and Other Parties on the art of writing sex scenes, engaging with dead writers, and the readers who give her flak<p><b>Carmen Maria Machado’s acclaimed debut collection of stories, Her Body and Other Parties, was a finalist for America’s National Book award. She is writer in</b> …

Authors

Roald Dahl's daughter charged with theft in US after row over hotel bill

Roald Dahl's daughter has been arrested for theft in the US after allegedly leaving a hotel without paying the bill.<p>Tessa Dahl, 60, stayed at the £140-a-night hotel late last year and failed to pay her bill of almost £4,000, it is alleged.<p>Court documents show that Ms Dahl was arrested by …

Crime

Katherine Rundell: ‘The only time kids fully understand the world is when they read’

The winner of the Costa children’s award on academia, adventure and her wild childhood in Zimbabwe<p>Katherine Rundell was low on money when she won the Waterstones prize for children’s fiction for her novel <i>Rooftoppers</i> nearly four years ago. The £5,000 that came with the award meant the young author …

Books

‘Knighthood? No thanks, Ma'am’: why royal recognition for writing is not always an honour

War Horse author Michael Morpurgo has accepted a knighthood, but many authors from Alan Bennett to JG Ballard have turned honours down. So what’s wrong with a pat on the back from the palace?<p>Should writers accept gongs from the Queen? Michael Morpurgo, who did so in the new year’s honours, …

Literature

I Have a Question Marta Pajek

Marta Pajek is a Polish animator best known for her fantastic short, <i>Impossible Figures and other Stories II</i>, which won awards all over the place in …

Jarvis Cocker

Morality TV: why characters on screen are more anxious, guilty and self-hating than ever

From Search Party and The Good Place to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Bojack Horseman, characters are more concerned with their status as good or bad …

TV

13 Valentine's Day Gifts That Will Turn Your Bedroom Into a Steam Room

If you were planning on acting out sex scenes from your favourite films this Valentine's Day, be sure to kit out the costume department first. With …

Lingerie

A Viral Tweet About A First-Grader’s Response To A Riddle Shows That Kids Can Be Way Deeper Than Adults

Though many adults only <i>consciously</i> experience existential angst after being forced to learn about Spinoza in an intro to philosophy class, children …

Viral