Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was a British novelist, poet and short-story writer who has authored many popular children’s books like Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches, Fantastic Mr. Fox, amongst others, many of which have been adapted into popular musicals and movies. He served in the Royal Air Force in World War II as a fighter pilot and intelligence officer, and started writing in the 1940s. His books became best-sellers selling more than 250 million copies worldwide, and he has been awarded the 1983 World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, British Book Awards’ Children’s Author of the Year 1990, and has been ranked 16th in The Times “The 50 Greatest British Writers Since 1945”.

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