Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl (1916–1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter.

Born in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, to Norwegian parents, Roald Dahl served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, in which he became a flying ace and intelligence agent, rising to the rank of Wing Commander. He rose to prominence in the 1940s with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world's bestselling authors. His short stories are known for their unexpected endings, and his children's books for their unsentimental, often very dark humour.

Roald Dahl married American actress Patricia Neal on 2 July 1953 at Trinity Church in New York City. Their marriage lasted for 30 years and they had five children.

Some of Roald Dahl's better-known works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, The Witches, and The BFG.

Links

Roald Dahl. Wikipedia.

Photo: Patricia Neal and Roald Dahl in 1954.

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Speculative Fiction Novels (31)
2006  Collected Stories
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2005  A Taste of the Unexpected
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2000  Skin and Other Stories
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1997  The Roald Dahl Treasury
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1997  The Great Automatic Grammatizator
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1991  The Minpins
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1990  Esio Trot
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1988  Matilda
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1986  Two Fables
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1985  The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
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1983  The Witches
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1982  The BFG
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1981  George's Marvelous Medicine
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1980  The Twits
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1980  More Tales of the Unexpected
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1979  Tales of the Unexpected
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1979  My Uncle Oswald
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1978  The Enormous Crocodile
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1978  The Best of Roald Dahl
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1977  The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More
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1974  Switch Bitch
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1972  Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
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1970  Fantastic Mr. Fox
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1966  Magic Finger
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1964  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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1961  James and the Giant Peach
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1960  Kiss Kiss
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1953  Someone Like You
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1948  Sometime Never: A Fable for Supermen
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1945  Over to You
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1943  The Gremlins
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