Writer, Storyteller, Pilot, Spy

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Though he fled the country as soon as possible, the writer would maintain an affection for Canada that lasted throughout his life.

Over at The Walrus, Michael Hingston explores Roald Dahl’s time at Camp X—a World War II army base in Canada for the British Security Coordination, a covert intelligence organization. Dahl was sent there in June 1945 “to sift through the organization’s vast archives and write the official history of the BSC before its activities were lost in the mists of time,” Hingston writes.


Stephanie Bento is a writer, classical cellist, and photographer living in Washington, DC. In her writing, she is interested in exploring the musicality of sound and form, and our connection to time and place. Find out more about her creative work at saudadebelle.com, or say hello/bonjour on Twitter @saudadebelle. More from this author →