At a packed Victoria Gallery and Museum, Tom spoke about Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine and how and why he came to write the book. Afterwards Professor Sally Sheard (Professor of the History of Medicine) and Dr Esme Miskimmin (convenor of the Children's Literature module) led the audience discussion.
Then there was a drinks reception and book signing, with representatives from the charities being supported by the book. The event was part of the Being Human Festival: Hope & Fear.
At the Cheltenham Literature Festival, Tom Solomon spoke about his book during Dahl: The Phizz-Whizzing Storyteller. The session was chaired by Nicolette Jones who is the children's book editor at The Sunday Times, and included Dahl's official biographer Donald Sturrock and Jillian Tayor, who has edited a new edition of Dahl's adult stories.
Book signing after the event
Meeting some other authors in the Green Room: Reginald D Hunter, the Reverend Richard Coles, Ed Balls, and John Simpson.
Article by Jack Malvern in The Times article after the Cheltenham event.
November 26, 2016
Roald Dahl is 100 - Tom on Sky News, 13/09/2016
September 13, 2016
Canterbury Festival: Marvellous Medicine Chilren's Show