Author Spotlight

Roald Dahl is the masterful author of James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He was born September 13, 1916 and died on November 23 1990. After WWII, his writing career began. What started with a few short stories in news magazines ended with some of the most beloved children’s stories of all time. He took inspiration from his childhood to write these marvelous adventures. For example, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was inspired by his favorite candy store. His stories sprinkle humor over serious topics, making them enjoyable and relatable to children and adults. From the words of the man himself, “A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest of men.” For more information and inspiration, check out his official website:


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The literary journal of the University of Illinois at Springfield.

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