Roald Dahl (b. September 13, 1916, Cardiff, Wales – d. November 23, 1990, Oxford, England) was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, and screenwriter.
Born in Wales to Norwegian parents, Dahl served in the Royal Air Force during the World War II as a fighter pilor and intelligence officer. He rose to prominence in the 1940s with works for both children and adults.
Welsh short story writer and children's author.
From the description of Papers of Roald Dahl [manuscript], 1980 and 1986. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647845838