Roald Dahl

Who Was Roald Dahl?

Roald Dahl was born on the 13th September 1916. Dahl was born in Wales to Norwegian parents. He was a British author, poet, screenwriter, novelist and wartime pilot. He was referred to “one of the best storytellers for children of the 20th century” 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. Over his decades-long writing career he wrote 19 childrens books. “Someone Like You” was the best-selling story collection published in 1953. His best-selling books are:

  1. Fantastic Mr Fox (1970)
  2. The Twits (1979)
  3. James and The Giant Peach (1961)
  4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964)
  5. The BFG (1982)
  6. The Witches (1983)
  7. Matilda (1988)

The author also wrote short stories, articles for magazines including The New Yorker and even wrote a children’s story for Walt Disney- The Gremlins. On November 12, 1990, Dahl had been admitted to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, England. Dahl died on November 23, 1990, at the age of 74. After suffering an unspecified infection.