Roald Dahl black plaque in Cardiff

Roald Dahls Plass This plaque was unveiled 13 July 2002 by The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of Cardiff Councillor Russell Goodway in the presence of His Excellency Tarald Brautaset, Norwegian Ambassador to Britain and Mrs Felicity Dahl to commemorate the renaming of the Oval Basin and to celebrate the life and works of Roald Dahl (1916-1990) who was born in Cardiff and christened at the Norwegian Church. Dadorchuddiwyd y plac hwn 13 Gorffennaf 2002 gan Y Gwir Anrhydeddus Arglwydd Faer Caerdydd Y Cynghorydd Russell Goodway ym mhresenoldeb Ei Ardderchowgrwydd Tarald Brautaset, Llysgennad Norwy i Brydain a Mrs Felicity Dahl i ddathlu ailenwi'r Basn Hirgrwn ac i ddathlu bywyd a gwaith Roald Dahl (1916-1990) a aned yng Nghaerdydd ac a fedyddiwyd yn yr Eglwys Norwyaidd

Roald Dahl (/ˈroʊ.ɑːl ˈdɑːl/; Norwegian: [ˈɾuːɑl dɑl]; 13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot, and screenwriter.Born in Wales to Norwegian parents, Dahl served in the Royal Air Force during World War II, in which he became a flying ace and intelligence officer, rising to the rank of Acting wing commander. He rose to prominence in the 1940s with works for both children and adults and became one of the world's best-selling authors. He has been referred to as "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century". Among his awards for contribution to literature, he received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 1983, and Children's Author of the Year from the British Book Awards in 1990. In 2008 The Times placed Dahl 16th on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".Dahl's short stories are known for their unexpected endings and his children's books for their unsentimental, often very dark humour. His works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits, George's Marvellous Medicine and The BFG.

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