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  • It's a Boy

    William Golding is born in Cornwall, England.
    His parents were Mildred and Alec.
    I bet his first word was "dad". He seems like a dad's boy.
  • Big Brain Time

    Golding started attending Brasenose College in 1930.
    He spent 2 years studying science but then decided he would rather look at words all day.
    My, what an interesting life.
  • 500 IQ

    Golding graduated from Oxford with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a diploma in education.
  • Period: to

    Work It, Queen

    Golding worked as a writer, actor, and producer with a small theater in an unfashionable part of London so that he could afford breathing.
  • Back to School

    Golding began teaching English and philosophy in Salisbury (steak) at Bishop Wordsworth's School.
  • Put a Ring on it

    Golding marries Ann Brookfield who ends up vomiting out 2 children.
  • Period: to


    Golding spends some time in the Royal Navy, which ended up providing tons of nightmare fuel for his writing.
  • King of the Bugs

    Golding publishes Lord of the Flies, the book about kids killing each other because fun.
  • Another Book

    Golding follows LotF with The Inheritors, which we only care about because apparently it was Golding's favorite book.
  • Me Am Royalty

    Golding is granted membership in the Royal Society of Literature so that he can flex.
  • AnOtHeR bOoK

    Golding publishes Pincher Martin, a book about a guy doing something in the sea, I guess.
  • Anudda Buk

    Golding publishes Free Fall, which was about... something.
  • Get Out of my Classroom

    Golding stops teaching so he can spend his life vomiting into a typewriter or something like that.
  • kooB rehtonA

    Golding publishes The Spire, a book that probably includes words.
  • Woah

    Golding receives the honorary designation Commander of the British Empire
  • Another Book but it's Not a Book

    Golding publishes a collection of essays, The Hot Gates and Other Occasional Pieces.
  • anotheR booK

    Golding reinvents Egyptian pyramids and then decides to write a book called The Pyramid except he actually just wrote a book and didn't do anything else.
  • Another Book x3

    Golding hits everyone with a triple whammy when he publishes the collection The Scorpion God: Three Short Novels. And then somebody figured out he scammed us and only wrote 2 new books, because one of the novels was published in 1956 and then got turned into a play.
  • another_book.txt

    Golding publishes Darkness Visible and I don't care enough to write what it's about.
  • Another Collection of Essays

    Golding publishes yet another collection, A Moving Target.
  • What a Flex

    Golding is awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • aNoThEr BoOk

    Golding publishes The Paper Men and everyone turns the books back into paper by recycling them because the book was garbage.
  • Yet Another Collection

    Golding publishes An Egyptian Journal which is all about the diary he stole from a guy in Egypt. Just kidding it's another essay collection.
  • woaH

    Golding gets knighted.
  • 3x kooB rehtonA

    Golding publishes the last novel of The Sea Trilogy, which wins the Booker Prize.
    Rites of Passage (1980)
    Close Quarters (1987)
    Fire Down Below (1989)
  • Oof Ouch Owie

    Golding stubbed his toe a little too hard and died.