The much-loved children’s author Roald Dahl sent us this birthday message from the Giant Peach of the Afterlife. He wanted to wish the Australian Writers’ Centre happy 10th birthday! Here’s what he said.
“You have taught us that publishers are merely Big Friendly Gatekeepers and that we can all create marvellous medicines to cure even the most stubborn of readers.
“You have given us all a golden ticket. A tour of the sweetest factory of all – the story factory. For makers of music, dreamers of dreams and writers of words. Where what you imagine sometimes comes true. Where students who suddenly get all the tools they ever wanted live happily ever after.”