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.


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Photo: Patricia Neal and Roald Dahl in 1954.

Edited: Seregil of Rhiminee April 19, 2010
Book Covers
The Gremlins
Over to You
Sometime Never: A Fable for Supermen
Someone Like You6.66
Kiss Kiss
James and the Giant Peach6.68
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory7.22
Magic Finger5.98
Fantastic Mr. Fox6.94
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator6.42
Switch Bitch
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More6.96
The Enormous Crocodile
The Best of Roald Dahl
Tales of the Unexpected
My Uncle Oswald7.20
The Twits6.36
More Tales of the Unexpected
George's Marvelous Medicine6.64
The BFG7.20
The Witches7.62
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
Two Fables
Esio Trot6.02
The Minpins
The Roald Dahl Treasury7.72
The Great Automatic Grammatizator
Skin and Other Stories
A Taste of the Unexpected
Collected Stories

Speculative Fiction Novels (31)

2006 | fantasy, horror, mainstream, short stories

2005 | fantasy, mainstream, short stories

2000 | fantasy, mainstream, short stories

1997 | fantasy, childrens

1997 | fantasy, horror, mainstream, short stories

1991 | fantasy, childrens

1990 | fantasy, childrens

1988 | fantasy, childrens

1986 | fantasy, short stories, young adult

1985 | fantasy, childrens, mainstream

1983 | fantasy, childrens

1982 | fantasy, young adult

1981 | fantasy, childrens

1980 | fantasy, childrens

1980 | fantasy, mainstream, short stories

1979 | fantasy, mainstream, short stories

1979 | fantasy

1978 | fantasy, childrens

1978 | fantasy, horror, mainstream, short stories

1977 | fantasy, childrens, short stories

1974 | fantasy, mainstream, short stories

1972 | fantasy, childrens

1970 | fantasy, childrens

1966 | fantasy, childrens

1964 | fantasy, childrens

1961 | fantasy, childrens

1960 | horror, short stories

1953 | horror, short stories

1948 | fantasy

1945 | fantasy, mainstream, short stories

1943 | fantasy, childrens