Life of William Golding

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  • Birth

    Birth
    He was born in Saint Columb Minor,Cornwall,England.
  • Attempt at a novel

    Attempt at a novel
    When he was 12,he tried to write his first novel. He was unsuccessful
  • Another Book He Wrote

    Another Book He Wrote
    A year before he graduated college,he wrote a book called Poems.
  • After College

    After College
    After college,he worked as an English and philosophy teacher at Bishop Wordworth's school in Salisbury.
  • Royal Navy

    Royal Navy
    He spent 6 years in the royal navy.
  • WWII

    WWII
    After WWII,he went back to teaching and writing.
  • Rejections to Success

    Rejections to Success
    After 21 rejections,he published his first and most acclaimed novel Lord of the Flies.
  • A Film about the novel!

    A Film about the novel!
    A film was made about the book,after William retired.
  • Nobel Peace Prize

    Nobel Peace Prize
    He was awarded a NPP for Literature
  • Knighted by the queen!

    Knighted by the queen!
    He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
  • Death..

    Death..
    He died of a heart attack in Perranarworthal,Cornwall,England at age 81.