William Golding Biography

Sir William Gerald Golding CBE was an English novelist, playwright, and poet. Best known for his novel Lord of the Flies, he won a Nobel Prize in Literature, and 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". Source: Wikipedia

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Name:
William Golding
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Profession:
Writer, Novelist, Author, Playwright, Poet
Date of Birth:
September 19, 1911
Astrological Sign:
Virgo
Date of Death:
June 19, 1993
Age at Death:
81
Marriages
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