William Golding

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  • 1,988 BCE

    Golding is knighted

    Golding is knighted
    Golding is knighted by England's Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 1,983 BCE

    Golding awarded the Nobel prize

    Golding awarded the Nobel prize
    Golding is awarded the Nobel prize for literature at the age of 73.
  • 1,963 BCE

    Film adaptation was made

    Film adaptation was made
    A year after Golding retired from teaching, a movie was made as an adaptation to "Lord of the Flies", made by Peter Brook
  • 1,954 BCE

    Publishes first novel

    Publishes first novel
    After 21 rejections, Golding finally publishes his first and most acclaimed novel, "Lord of the Flies".
  • 1,945 BCE

    Golding returns

    Golding returns
    Golding returns from his experience in WWII, saying that he now sees what man is truly capable of doing. He returns to teaching and writing.
  • 1,940 BCE

    Golding fights

    Golding fights
    Although Golding had a passion for teaching, he left his job in order to fight for his country in the Royal Navy in World War II
  • 1,935 BCE

    Graduates from college

    Graduates from college
    William Golding graduated from Brasenose College at Oxford University.
  • 1,935 BCE

    Golding starts teaching

    Golding starts teaching
    In 1935 Golding took a position teaching English and philosophy at Bishop Wordsworth’s School in Salisbury.
  • 1,934 BCE

    Golding Publishes his first work

    Golding Publishes his first work
    William Golding publishes his first work, a book of poetry titled, poems. It was overlooked by critics.
  • 1,923 BCE

    Golding writes a novel

    Golding writes a novel
    William Golding first attempted to write a novel at 12 years old, he was unsuccessful. Found an outlet through bullying his peers.
  • Golding is born

    Golding is born
    William Golding is born in Saint Columb minor, Cornwall, England
  • Golding passes away

    Golding passes away
    Golding dies of a heart attack in Perranarworthal, Cornwall. After Golding dies, his completed manuscript for The Double Tongue was published.
  • Period:
    1,940 BCE
    to
    1,945 BCE

    Golding away from home

    Golding spent most of six years away on a boat except for a seven-month stint in New York