Other Literary Forms
In addition to his numerous short stories, Roald Dahl is well known for his children’s novels and collections of verse. Several of his children’s books have been made into films, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964), for which he wrote the screenplay, and The Witches (1983). Dahl also cowrote the screenplays for the films You Only Live Twice (1967) and Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang (1968), as well as several others. In the 1980’s, Dahl published two volumes of autobiography, Boy: Tales of Childhood (1984) and Going Solo (1986), about his work with the Shell Oil Company and his days with the Royal Air Force during World War II.