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Roald Dahl

British novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot, and screenwriter

1916   -   1990

genre: horror literature, mysticism, fantasy, children's literature
country of citizenship: United Kingdom, Wales
language of expression: English
educated at: Repton School, The Cathedral School
occupation: aircraft pilot, screenwriter, novelist, autobiographer, poet, short story writer, children's writer, writer, author, spy
award received: Edgar Award, Zilveren Griffel, World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, Golden Paintbrush, Prijs van de Nederlandse Kinderjury
influenced by: Charles Dickens, C. S. Forester, Frederick Marryat, Jonas Lie, Rudyard Kipling, William Makepeace Thackeray
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Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short-story writer, poet, screenwriter, and wartime fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.Dahl was born in Wales to Norwegian immigrant parents. He served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He became a fighter pilot and, subsequently, an intelligence officer, rising to the rank of acting wing commander. He rose to prominence as a writer in the 1940s with works for children and for 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 children's books champion the kindhearted and feature an underlying warm sentiment. His 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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Works

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

book by Roald Dahl

author: Roald Dahl
illustrator: Michael Foreman, Amigo

1964

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

1972 children's novel written by Roald Dahl

author: Roald Dahl
illustrator: Michael Foreman, Amigo

1972

Matilda

1988 children's book by Roald Dahl

author: Roald Dahl
illustrator: Amigo

1988

The Witches

children's book written by Roald Dahl

author: Roald Dahl
illustrator: Amigo

1983

James and the Giant Peach

children's book written by Roald Dahl

author: Roald Dahl
illustrator: Emma Chichester Clark, Amigo, Lane Smith

2005

The BFG

1982 British children's book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake

author: Roald Dahl
illustrator: Amigo

1982

George's Marvellous Medicine

1981 children's book written by Roald Dahl

author: Roald Dahl
illustrator: Amigo

2009 or 1981

The Twits

1980 children's book written by Roald Dahl

author: Roald Dahl
illustrator: Amigo

1980

fuu

autobiographical book by Roald Dahl

author: Roald Dahl
illustrator: Amigo

1984

Fantastic Mr Fox

1970 children's book written by Roald Dahl.

author: Roald Dahl
illustrator: Tony Ross, Amigo

2009

Articles

1

Edward the Conqueror ( 1953 )

short story written by Roald Dahl

author: Roald Dahl

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