Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl


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$38.99  $36.26
Simon & Schuster
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6.1 X 9.2 X 1.7 inches | 1.75 pounds
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About the Author

Donald Sturrock was born in 1961 and grew up in England and South America. After reading Modern History at Oxford University, he joined BBC Television's Music and Arts Department, where he worked as both producer and director between 1983 and 1992. After leaving the BBC, he wrote and directed The Graham Greene Trilogy for BBC2's ARENA series. Sturrock also directed a four-part series for the BBC, Plácido Domingo's Tales at the Opera and two award-winning television series for IMG Artists and Idéale Audience, The Art of Singing and the Grammy award nominated The Art of Piano, as well as, An Awfully Big Adventure and The Human Face (with John Cleese). In collaboration with an international team of composers, Sturrock has adapted and directed a series of musical versions of Roald Dahl's children's stories.


"A major literary biography...packed with intimate details, sharply intelligent commentary and surprising revelations. I can't sing its praises enough." --Michael Dirda, Best Nonfiction of 2010, The Washington Post
"Authoritative . . . a careful, loving outline of a difficult man." --Claire Messud, The New York Times Book Review
"A sprawling entertainment packed with anecdote and incident . . . an engaging tale with satisfying episodes of glamour, intrigue, failure and renewal." --William Georgiades, The Wall Street Journal
"Sturrock captures the spirit of the man, his need to charm and entertain as well as his 'almost adolescent desire to annoy'." --Barbara Fisher, The Boston Globe