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Iako je kao RAF-ovac ozlijeđen u II. svjetskom ratu, počeo je pisati o svojim zgodama u Saturday Evening Postu. Prvi njegovi roman bio je „Gremlini“ (1943), napisan za Walta Disneya, a iz njega je nastao čuveni film. Nakon njega uslijedio je roman koji ga je proslavio, “Charlie i fabrika čokolade”, ekranizovan dva puta: 1. put Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) i 2. put Charlie i fabrika čokolade. Od romana za odrasle nalazimo „Someone like You“ i „ Kiss, Kiss“. Uz Charlieja i fabriku čokolade nalazimo i sljedeće romana: „Vještice“, Matilda „BFG“, „James and the giant peach“. Od knjiga mu je takođe ekranizovana „Matilda“(1996.), knjiga o djevojčici koja ima nadnaravne sposobnosti. Napisao je scenarije za „You live only twice“, popularni film o najpoznatijem agentu na svijetu, agentu 007 u službi Njenog veličanstva i film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968). Poznat je po saradnji sa Engleskim ilustratorom Quentinom Blakeom čije ilustracije krase gotovo sva njegova izdanja. Preminuo je u Oxfordu.
Priče za djecu
- The Gremlins (1943)
- James and the Giant Peach (1961) – Film: James and the Giant Peach (live-action/animated) (1996)
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964)[lower-alpha 1] – Films: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
- The Magic Finger (1 June 1966) – Film: The Magic Finger (animated)
- Fantastic Mr Fox (9 December 1970) – Film: Fantastic Mr. Fox (animated) (2009)
- Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (9 January 1972) – Sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory[lower-alpha 1]
- Danny, the Champion of the World (30 October 1975) – Film: Danny the Champion of the World (TV movie) (1989)
- The Enormous Crocodile (24 August 1978) – Film:The Enormous Crocodile (animated)
- The Twits (17 December 1980)
- George's Marvellous Medicine (21 May 1981)
- The BFG (14 October 1982) – Films: The BFG] (animated) (1989), The BFG (2016)
- The Witches (27 October 1983) – Film: The Witches (1990)
- The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me (26 September 1985)
- Matilda] (21 April 1988) – Film: Matilda (1996)
- Esio Trot (19 April 1989) – Film: Roald Dahl's Esio Trot (2014)
- The Vicar of Nibbleswicke (9 May 1990)
- The Minpins (8 August 1991)
Poezija za djecu
- Revolting Rhymes (10 June 1982)
- Dirty Beasts (25 October 1984)
- Rhyme Stew (21 September 1989)
Omnibus editions of the two Charlie books have been published with illustrations by Michael Foreman from 1987 and by Quentin Blake from 2001, both entitled The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Willy Wonka.
Fantastika za odrasle
- Sometime Never: A Fable for Supermen (1948)
- My Uncle Oswald (1979)
Kolekcije kratkih priča
- Over To You: Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying (1946)
- Someone Like You (1953)
- Lamb to the Slaughter (1953)
- Kiss Kiss (1960)
- Twenty-Nine Kisses from Roald Dahl (1969)
- Switch Bitch (1974)
- The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More (1977)
- The Best of Roald Dahl (1978)
- Tales of the Unexpected (1979)
- More Tales of the Unexpected (1980)
- Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories (1983). Edited with an introduction by Dahl.
- The Roald Dahl Omnibus (Dorset Press, 1986)
- Two Fables (1986). “Princess and the Poacher” and “Princess Mammalia”.
- Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life: The Country Stories of Roald Dahl (1989)
- The Collected Short Stories of Dahl (1991)
- The Roald Dahl Treasury (1997)
- The Great Automatic Grammatizator (1997). (Known in the US as The Umbrella Man and Other Stories).
- Skin And Other Stories (2000)
- Roald Dahl: Collected Stories (2006)
See the alphabetical List of Roald Dahl short stories. See also Roald Dahl: Collected Stories for a complete, chronological listing.
- The Mildenhall Treasure (1946, 1977, 1999)
- Boy – Tales of Childhood (1984) Recollections up to the age of 20, looking particularly at schooling in Britain in the early part of the 20th century.
- Going Solo (1986) Continuation of his autobiography, in which he goes to work for Shell and spends some time working in Tanzania before joining the war effort and becoming one of the last Allied pilots to withdraw from Greece during the German invasion.
- Measles, a Dangerous Illness (1988)
- Memories with Food at Gipsy House (1991)
- Roald Dahl's Guide to Railway Safety (1991)
- My Year (1993)
- Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes by Felicity Dahl, et al. (1994), a collection of recipes based on and inspired by food in Dahl's books, created by Roald & Felicity Dahl and Josie Fison
- Roald Dahl's Even More Revolting Recipes by Felicity Dahl, et al. (2001)
- The Gremlins (1943)
- 36 Hours (1965)
- You Only Live Twice (film) You Only Live Twice (1967)
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
- The Night Digger (1971)
- Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
- The Price of Fear: William and Mary (1973)