Life of William Golding

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  • Birthday

    William Golding was born September 19, 1911, in Saint Columb Minor, Cornwall, England
  • college

    In 1930 Golding went to Brasenose College, Oxford, where he read Natural Sciences for two years before transferring to English Literature.
  • Birthday

    Golding went to Brasenose College, Oxford
  • graduation

    Golding took his B.A. degree with Second Class Honours in the summer of 1934, and later that year a book of his Poems was published by Macmillan & Co, with the help of his Oxford friend, the anthroposophist Adam Bittleston
  • Graduation

    Golding took his B.A. degree with Second Class Honours in the summer
  • Teacher

    He was a schoolmaster teaching English & music at Maidstone Grammar School 1938
  • marriage

    Golding married Ann Brookfield
  • marriage

    Golding married Ann Brookfield married an analytical chemist
  • Navy

    Golding joined the Royal Navy
  • Child

    They had a child named David
  • Navy

    Joined the Royal navy
  • Child

    They had Judith
  • Book

    Published Lord of the Flies
  • moving

    After moving in 1958 from Salisbury to nearby Bowerchalke
  • writer

    writer-in-residence at Hollins College, near Roanoke, Virginia.
  • Memorial

    Won James Tait Black Memorial Prize
  • Award

    Nobel prize for Literature
  • Moving

    Golding and his wife moved to Tullimaar House at Perranarworthal, near Truro, Cornwall.
  • Death

    heart failure
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