The thing about this author is that he is an amazing author. He wrote George's Marvelous Medicine, The BFG, James and the Giant Peach, The Witches, and many, many, many more. And that person was Roald Daul. If I were to interview the author on why he wrote this book some questions I would ask him are these ones... Why did he name the book Matilda? Why did he write the book? And why did he name the girl in the book Matilda? My guess if she was an only child then her parents would treat her differently. Like they would love her more and wouldn't be so mean to her. Also she wouldn't have a harder time dealing with her brother. That's my opinion.