Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales on September 13th, 1916 and passed away at the age of 74 on November 23rd, 1990.

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Roald Dahl Stats: The highest rated book by Roald Dahl on Book Notification is The BFG, a Standalone novel. The second-highest rated book is James and the Giant Peach, a Standalone novel.

The most read book by Roald Dahl on Book Notification is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the first novel in the Charlie Bucket series. The second most read book is Matilda, a Standalone novel.

Below is a complete list of Roald Dahl books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series.

List of Charlie Bucket Books in Publication Order (with Quentin Blake)

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
1943
2
1948
3
91961
4
6.51966
5
81970
6
91975
7
1979
8
81980
9
91981
10
9.11982
11
8.51983
12
51985
13
8.81988
14
71990
15
81991
16
101999

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
1946
2
81953
3
1959
4
1960
5
1968
6
1969
7
61974
8
8.51977
9
1979
10
1979
11
1980
12
1980
13
1980
14
1980
15
1982
16
1982
17
1982
18
81983
19
1983
20
1986
21
61986
22
1987
23
1989
24
1989
25
1995
26
1996
27
1997
28
1999
29
2005
30
2005
31
2005
32
2006
33
2010
34
2012
35
2016
36
102016
37
102016
38
102016
39
102017
40
102017
41
102017
42
102017

List of Picture Books in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
101984
2
101986
3
1991
4
1991
5
1993
6
81994
7
1996
8
2001
9
2006
10
2009
11
2009
12
2011
13
2012
14
2012

List of Roald Dahl Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
1956
2
1957
3
1957
4
1976
5
1982
6
1983
7
1987
8
1987
9
1990
10
1990
11
1992
12
1994
13
1998
14
1999
15
2000
16
2000
17
2002
18
2003
19
2005
20
2007
21
2009
22
2014
23
7.3 2018
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Roald Dahl: Biography

Roald Dahl was born on September 13th, 1916. Roald passed away November 23rd, 1990 at 74 years old. Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales.

Roald Dahl was the author of the Roald Dahl Short Story Collections series which consists of 42 novels. The Roald Dahl Short Story Collections series started in 1946 with the novel Over to You: Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying. The most recently released novel in the Roald Dahl Short Story Collections series was War which was released in 2017. There are no upcoming novels for the Roald Dahl Short Story Collections series.

Roald Dahl is a member of The Nielsen Bestseller Award's 21st Century Platinum Hall of Fame.

Roald Dahl: Awards & Accolades

Roald Dahl has won multiple awards including: The World Fantasy Award, Life Achievement, in 1983 and the British Book Awards, The Children's Author of the Year, in 1990.

Dahl's books have also won multiple awards, The Twits won the Nielsen Awards, Platinum Bestseller, in 2018. Matilda won the Nielsen Awards, Platinum Bestseller, in 2018. George's Marvellous Medicine won the Nielsen Awards, Platinum Bestseller, in 2021.

Dahl's book, Flight or Fright was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Horror, in 2018.

Roald Dahl: TV/Movies Based on Books

Roald Dahl's work lends itself well to film adaptation and there have been numerous movies made of his works. Here is a list of all of the films that have been made in alphabetical order:

36 Hours: A 1965 film based on a short story by Dahl called "Beware of the Dog". James Garner starred in the film.

The BFG: Originally made into an animated film in 1989. It was then adapted again by Steven Spielberg in 2016.

Breaking Point: A 1989 World War II film starring Corbin Bersen. The film was a remake of 36 Hours which was based on a short story by Dahl.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: 1971's Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is one of the greatest children's films of all-time. It starred Gene Wilder in the role of Willy Wonka. The film was adapted in 2005 by director Tim Burton and starred Johnny Depp as Wonka. A 2023 film, Wonka, stars Timothée Chalamet as a young Wonka and his adventures prior to opening em factory.

Danny, the Champion of the World: Dahl's novel was turned into a 1989 film starring Jeremy Irons and his son, Samuel.

Esio Trot: Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman starred in this 2015 BBC One production. The film also featured James Corden as narrator.

Fantastic Mr. Fox: The Dahl novel was turned into a stop-motion animated film directed by Wes Anderson in 2009. The screenplay was written by Anderson and Noah Baumbach. The film starred George Clooney as the voice of Mr. Fox.

Four Rooms: A 1995 anthology film co-directed by Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, and Quentin Tarantino. The stories were loosely based on Dahl's adult short fiction writings.

James and the Giant Peach: Walt Disney produced this 1996 film based on one of Dahl's classic books. The film got outstanding reviews, but was considered to be a box office bomb.

Matilda: Danny DeVito directed and starred in this 1996 film. Matilda was played by Mara Wilson in the beloved film. In 2022, Matilda the Musical was released.

Revolting Rhymes: Dahl's book was adapted in 2016 and features Dominic West as narrator. The film was broken into two parts with the first part being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.

The Witches: There have been two adaptations of The Witches. In 1990, Anjelica Huston and Rowan Atkinson starred in a film produced by Jim Henson. In 2020, Robert Zemeckis directed a film starring Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, and Stanley Tucci.

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar: A 2023 film directed by Wes Anderson, this film is based on a short story by Dahl. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Henry Sugar.

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  1. Stephen King, author of The Dark Tower Series.
  2. J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter Series.
  3. Neil Gaiman, author of the American Gods Series.
  4. Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid's Tale Series.
  5. Dan Brown, author of the Robert Langdon Series.

Roald Dahl: F.A.Q

When was Roald Dahl Born?

Roald Dahl was born on September 13th, 1916.

When did Roald Dahl die?

Roald Dahl died on November 23rd, 1990 at 74 years old.

Where was Roald Dahl Born?

Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales.

What awards has Roald Dahl won?

Roald Dahl has won the following awards: Life Achievement at the World Fantasy Award (1983) and The Children's Author of the Year at the British Book Awards (1990).

What book awards has Roald Dahl won?

The Twits: Nielsen Awards Platinum Bestseller (2018).
Matilda: Nielsen Awards Platinum Bestseller (2018).
George's Marvellous Medicine: Nielsen Awards Platinum Bestseller (2021).

What was the first book Roald Dahl wrote?

The first book written by Roald Dahl was The Gremlins, published in 1943.

What was the most recent book Roald Dahl wrote?

His most recently released work was Trick or Treat (a short story) on July 25th, 2023.

How many books has Roald Dahl written?

Roald Dahl has written 82 books excluding contributions to anthologies. 3 books in the Charlie Bucket Series, 16 Standalone Novels, 2 Short Stories/Novellas, 42 books in the Short Story Collections, 5 books in the Picture Books, 14 books in the Non-Fiction Books.

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    The Little Man
    The Little Man
    5 months ago

    Book series are great, but the authors wh9o write them often get lost in the personalities of the characters they create (i.e. people love Harry Potter, but they say they love J.K. Rowling only because they love Harry Potter). Authors who write standalone stories and novels, on the other hand, shine through their work. Roald Dahl is by far my family’s favorite author, because his characters and stories differ so widely that his personality and style bind his very full bibliography together. Sometimes dark, sometimes serious, usually humorous and always imaginative, Roald Dahl is as entertaining as they come. With books for adults and books for kids-and-adults, he’s easily my #1 go-to when we need something to read.

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