Roald Dahl was as prolific a writer as he was creative, releasing fiction and poetry for children and short stories and non-fiction for adults. Here we present a chronological bibliography of works published during and after the author's life: children's fiction, children's poetry, adult fiction and non-fiction.
Above: Some first edition covers of books by Roald Dahl.
1943 - The Gremlins
1961 - James and the Giant Peach
1964 (US) 1967 (UK) - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
1966 - The Magic Finger
1970 - Fantastic Mr Fox
1972 - Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
1975 - Danny, the Champion of the World
1978 - The Enormous Crocodile
1980 - The Twits
1981 - George's Marvellous Medicine
1982 - The BFG
1983 - The Witches
1985 - The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
1988 - Matilda
1990 - Esio Trot
1991 - The Vicar of Nibbleswicke (Posthumously)
1991 - The Minpins (Posthumously)
2005 - Roald Dahl's Incredible Chocolate Box (published posthumously for World Book Day, and including a missing chapter from Charlie and the Chocolate factory).
1982 - Revolting Rhymes
1983 - Dirty Beasts
1989 - Rhyme Stew
* All short story collections except where indicated.
1946 - Over to You: Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying
1948 - Sometime Never: A Fable for Supermen*
1953 - Someone Like You
1960 - Kiss Kiss
1969 - Twenty-Nine Kisses from Roald Dahl
1974 - Switch Bitch
1977 - The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More
1978 - The Best of Roald Dahl
1979 - Tales of the Unexpected
1979 - My Uncle Oswald*
1980 - More Tales of the Unexpected
1983 - Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories
1986 - The Roald Dahl Omnibus
1986 - Two Fables
1989 - Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life: The Country Stories of Roald Dahl
1991 - The Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl (Posthumously)
1997 - The Roald Dahl Treasury (Posthumously)
1998 - The Great Automatic Grammatizator (Posthumously)
2000 - Skin and Other Stories (Posthumously)
2006 - Roald Dahl: Collected Stories (Posthumously)
1946 - The Mildenhall Treasure
1984 - Boy: Tales of Childhood (Autobiography)
1986 - Going Solo (Autobiography)
1988 - Measles: A Dangerous Illness (a pamphlet published by the Sandwell Health Authority, written 26 years after he lost his first-born daughter, Olivia, to measles in 1962).
1991 - Memories with Food at Gipsy House (Posthumously)
1991 - Roald Dahl's Guide to Railway Safety (Posthumously)
1993 - My Year (Posthumously)
2016 - The Great Mouse Plot (published posthumously for World Book Day 2016, this title features a chapter from 'Boy'. It became the first Roald Dahl book to reach No. 1 in the UK book chart).
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