Roald Dahl (1916-1990) received popularity as a British book, screen and short story writer. During the wartime, he became a fighter pilot. Born in Wales, descendent from a Norwegian family, Dahl joined the Royal Air Force during World War II. He became a recognised writer in 1940 and won the British Book Awards Children Author of the Year in 1990 and the 1983 World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement. Dahl received a place on The Times list for great British writers since 1945. He enjoyed writing children’s books, for example, The Witches (1983), Fantastic Mr Fox (1970), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964), and Matilda (1988).
He published Tales of the Unexpected and presented an adult narrative (1979). After completing his school years in 1934, Dahl explored Newfoundland with the help from the Public Schools Exploring Society. He joined Shell Petroleum during the same year. Dahl received opportunities to live in Tanganyika, currently part of Tanzania and Dar-es-Salaam.
Submit your review