Not Working author DW Gibson on that pivotal moment in every young reader’s life when he finds himself landed squarely, bewilderingly, and horrifyingly in the world of adults:
“How could I have predicted that this teacher-approved writer would deliver blood and death? … I was naive! And Roald Dahl took advantage.”
Here’s DW on NPR discussing Roald Dahl’s short story “Lamb to the Slaughter,” which, he says, still haunts him on long plane rides, late nights, and whenever his back is turned to an open room.