William Golding

  • William was Born

    In Saint Columb Minor, Cornwall, England
  • Attended Brasenose College

    He spent 2 years studying science, in deference to his father's beliefs. His third year, he switched to the literature program, following his true interests.
  • William published his first work

    It was a book of poetry aptly entitles Poems. The collection was largely overlooked by critics.
  • William Became A Teacher

    William took a position teaching English and Philosophy at Bishop Wordsworth's School In Salisbury.
  • William got married

    William got married with Ann Brookfield and had two children, David and Judith.
  • William Joined the Navy

    William temporarily abandoned the profession to join the Royal Navy and fight in World War II
  • World War II Ended

    When world War II ended, Golding went back to teaching and writing.
  • William Published Lord Of The Flies

    After 21 rejections, Golding published his first novel Lord of The Flies.
  • William was Awarded with a Nobel Prize

    William was awarded with a Nobel prize for Literature
  • William was Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

  • William Died

    William Golding died of a heart attack in Perranarworthal, Cornwall