When Did Roald Dahl Start Writing?


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Roald Dahl began writing when he was a child, but he didn’t become serious about it until he met author C.S. Forrester in the early 1940s. His first short story was published in the Saturday Evening Post, which discussed his flying experiences.

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When Did Roald Dahl Start Writing?
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Roald Dahl first became established as a children’s writer in 1961 when he published the widely known book “James and the Giant Peach.” Three years later, Dahl published “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” which was also successful. His other notable works include “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” “The Witches,” “Matilda” and “The Gremlins.” In 1983, Roald Dahl received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, as well as the Children’s Author of the British Book Awards in 1990.

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