Biography

Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.

Born in Wales to Norwegian immigrant parents, Dahl served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He became a flying ace and intelligence officer, rising to the rank of acting wing commander. He rose to prominence as a writer in the 1940s with works for both children and adults, and he became one of the world's best-selling authors. He has been referred to as "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century". His awards for contribution to literature include the 1983 World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, and the British Book Awards' Children's Author of the Year in 1990. In 2008, The Times placed Dahl 16th on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

Dahl's short stories are known for their unexpected endings, and his children's books for their unsentimental, macabre, often darkly comic mood, featuring villainous adult enemies of the child characters. His books champion the kindhearted, and feature an underlying warm sentiment. Dahl's works for children include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG, The Twits and George's Marvellous Medicine. His adult works include Tales of the Unexpected.

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Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.

Born in Wales to Norwegian immigrant parents, Dahl served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He became a flying ace and intelligence officer, rising to the rank of acting wing commander. He rose to prominence as a writer in the 1940s with works for both children and adults, and he became one of the world's best-selling authors. He has been referred to as "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century". His awards for contribution to literature include the 1983 World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, and the British Book Awards' Children's Author of the Year in 1990. In 2008, The Times placed Dahl 16th on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

Dahl's short stories are known for their unexpected endings, and his children's books for their unsentimental, macabre, often darkly comic mood, featuring villainous adult enemies of the child characters. His books champion the kindhearted, and feature an underlying warm sentiment. Dahl's works for children include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG, The Twits and George's Marvellous Medicine. His adult works include Tales of the Unexpected.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Roald Dahl, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 31

Birthday 1916-09-13

Day of Death 1990-11-23

Place of Birth Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Роальд Даль

Writing TV ShowsMovies

James and the Giant Peach Novel
2020 The Witches Novel
2017 Revolting Rhymes Novel
2017 Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Original Story
2016 The BFG Story
2015 New Russians Novel
2015 The Taste Novel
2015 Roald Dahl's Esio Trot Novel
2012 Chippendale Novel
2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox Novel
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Author Screenplay
1996 Matilda Novel
1996 James and the Giant Peach Novel
1992 The Ideal Couple Novel
1990 The Witches Novel
1990 The Silent Hunt Novel
1990 The Enormous Crocodile Writer
1989 The BFG Author
1989 Breaking Point Novel
1989 Danny the Champion of the World Writer
1971 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Novel Screenplay
1971 The Road Builder Screenplay
1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Screenplay
1967 You Only Live Twice Screenplay
1964 36 Hours Story
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)Story

Acting

2016 The Marvellous World of Roald Dahl as Himself
2005 Fantastic Mr. Dahl as Interviewee (archival)
2001 Pure Imagination: The Story of 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' as Himself, author of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' (archive footage)

Creator

1979 Tales of the Unexpected Creator
1973 Orson Welles' Great Mysteries Creator

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