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Roald Dahl
Wiki, Age, Height, Net Worth, Birthday


Birthday

: 13 September 1916

Sign

: Virgo

Died

: 23 November 1990

Lived

: 74 years

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  • Roald Dahl (/ˈroʊ
When was Roald Dahl born?13 September 1916
When did Roald Dahl die? / Died23 November 1990
How many years did Roald Dahl live? / Lived74 years
Zodiac sign:Virgo

Roald Dahl facts


  • ɑːl ˈdɑːl/; Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈɾuːɑl dɑl]; 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 parents, Dahl served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, in which he became a flying ace and intelligence officer, rising to the rank of acting wing commander
  • He rose to prominence 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 kind-hearted, 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


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