A novelist, screenwriter and fighter pilot, Roald Dahl was one of the most prominent children`s novelist. He passed away in November, 1990. His books have sold millions of copies worldwide. Some of his most famous books are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, The Gremlins, The Twits and James and the Giant Peach, to name a few. Several of his books have been brought to life in the form of feature films. He has also written the the book, The BFG, which is all set to release as a full length film in July, 2016.