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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
educated at: Repton School, The Cathedral School, Llandaff
occupation: aircraft pilot, screenwriter, novelist, autobiographer, poet, short story writer, children's writer, writer, author
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 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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works

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Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

children's book by Roald Dahl

author: Roald Dahl
illustrator: Michael Foreman, Quentin Blake

1972

Matilda

children's book by Roald Dahl

author: Roald Dahl
illustrator: Quentin Blake

1988

The BFG

children's book written by Roald Dahl

author: Roald Dahl
illustrator: Quentin Blake

1982

James and the Giant Peach

children's book written by Roald Dahl

author: Roald Dahl
illustrator: Emma Chichester Clark, Quentin Blake, Lane Smith

1961

George's Marvellous Medicine

children's book written by Roald Dahl

author: Roald Dahl
illustrator: Quentin Blake

2009 or 1981

Going Solo

memoir by Roald Dahl

author: Roald Dahl

1986

The Twits

children's book written by Roald Dahl

author: Roald Dahl
illustrator: Quentin Blake

1980

The Witches

children's book written by Roald Dahl

author: Roald Dahl
illustrator: Quentin Blake

1983

Danny, the Champion of the World

novel by Roald Dahl

author: Roald Dahl
illustrator: Quentin Blake

2011 or 1975

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