Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl (1916 – 1990, E) was an internationally renowned children’s book writer was born in Cardiff in 1916 to Norwegian parents. He was a novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide. His famous works include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) and Matilda, which have since been made into feature-length movies and watched by millions across the world. To honour his successes there is an annual Roald Dahl birthday party for children at the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay. In 2016, to mark the 100th anniversary, Cardiff was transformed into the ‘City of the Unexpected’ following a variety of events and celebrations throughout the summer.

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  • The Gremlins. 1943. Random House
  • Sometime Never: A Fable for Supermen. 1948. Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • James and the Giant Peach. 1961. Alfred A. Knopf
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 1964. Alfred A. Knopf
  • The Magic Finger. 1966. Harper & Row
  • Fantastic Mr Fox. 1970. Alfred A. Knopf
  • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. 1972. Alfred A. Knopf
  • Danny, the Champion of the World. 1975. Alfred A. Knopf
  • The Enormous Crocodile. 1978. Alfred A. Knopf
  • My Uncle Oswald. 1979. Michael Joseph
  • The Twits. 1980. Jonathan Cape
  • George’s Marvellous Medicine. 1981. Jonathan Cape
  • The BFG. 1982. Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • The Witches. 1983. Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me. 1985. Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Matilda. 1988. Viking Kestrel
  • Esio Trot. 1990. Jonathan Cape
  • The Vicar of Nibbleswicke. 1991. Century
  • The Minpins. 1991. Jonathan Cape

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