Forgot Your Username and Password? Click here.

Subscribe to Good Reading now

Roald Dahl's granddaughter to follow in his footsteps

Roald Dahl's granddaughter to follow in his footsteps

As the creator of beloved children’s classics such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and The BFG, writer Roald Dahl holds a special place in the hearts of many. Just recently, Dahl's granddaughter Chloe has revealed she is carrying on the family tradition by writing a book for young people.

'I am in the process of writing my first book, it's not a children's book like his, it's a little older aimed more at teenagers,' Chloe said.

27-year-old Chloe Dahl is the daughter of screenwriter Lucy Dahl, and was born just a few weeks before her famous grandfather's death.

She delivered the exciting news while helping launch a new personalised Willy Wonka book My Golden Ticket, made in collaboration with her grandfather's estate and based on his world of Willy Wonka.

'I have got some big shoes to fill. I feel very lucky that I have him as inspiration,' she said. 'I hope to be able to be a story-teller, like him, instead of an author.'