Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl ( /ˈroʊ.ɑːl ˈdɑːl/, ; 13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot and screenwriter.

Born in Wales to Norwegian parents, he served in the British Royal Air Force during World War II, in which he became a flying ace and intelligence officer, rising to the rank of Wing Commander. Dahl rose to prominence in the 1940s, with works for both children and adults, and 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". In 2008 The Times placed Dahl 16th on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". His short stories are known for their unexpected endings, and his children's books for their unsentimental, often very dark humour.

Some of his notable works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits, George's Marvellous Medicine and The BFG.

Read more about Roald Dahl:  Early Life, Fighter Ace and Intelligence Officer, Post-war Life, Death and Legacy, Writing

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... Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute Persuasion by Jane Austen Dune by Frank Herbert Emma by Jane Austen Anne of Green ... A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth The BFG by Roald Dahl Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome Black Beauty by Anna Sewell Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky Noughts Crosses by ... Tale by Margaret Atwood Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl East of Eden by John Steinbeck George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett The Color Purple by ...
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... Way Out (1961) Horror series hosted by Roald Dahl and produced by David Susskind Alfred Hitchcock Presents "Lamb to the Slaughter" (1958) Alfred ... Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988), episodes written and introduced by Dahl ...
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