Born: September 13, 1916
Died: November 23, 1990
Wrote: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and other stories.
Interesting Facts: Mr. Dahl was a regular writer for Playboy. He flew fighter planes during WWII. He wrote all of his stories in a garden shed behind his home. His first job was with Shell Oil Company. Due to an accident his son had at 4 months old, that caused water on the brain, he helped invent a shunt that has saved thousands of children’s lives. He died of Leukemia. On Mr. Dahl’s request, when he died he was buried with his snooker cues, a power saw, a bottle of Burgundy, HB pencils, and chocolate. Children still visit his home where his second wife lives, asking if he lives there. She says they are devastated when she has to tell them he passed away.