William Golding biography

William Golding

Novelist, Author

1911 – 1993

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Who was William Golding?

Sir William Gerald Golding CBE was an English novelist, playwright, and poet who won a Nobel Prize in Literature, and is best known for his novel Lord of the Flies. He was also awarded the Booker Prize for literature in 1980 for his novel Rites of Passage, the first book in what became his sea trilogy, To the Ends of the Earth.

Golding was knighted by Elizabeth II in 1988. He was a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. In 2008, The Times ranked Golding third on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

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Born
Sep 19, 1911
Newquay
Also known as
  • Sir William Gerald Golding
  • William Gerald Golding
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Brasenose College, Oxford
  • St John's Marlborough
  • University of Oxford
Died
Jun 19, 1993
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Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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