William Golding

  • Williams birth

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    Golding's Life

  • Attempt at first novel at age 12

  • Published first work

  • Graduated from Brasenose College

  • Golding took a position teaching English and philosophy at Bishop Wordsworth’s School in Salisbury.

  • married

  • Golding temporarily abandoned the profession to join the Royal Navy and fight in World War II.

  • First child

  • Golding went back to teaching and writing.

  • Second child

  • after 21 rejections, Golding published his first and most acclaimed novel, Lord of the Flies.

  • the year after Golding retired from teaching, Peter Brook made a film adaptation of the critically acclaimed novel.

  • Rites of Passage wins Booker McConnell Prize

  • Golding was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for Literature

  • he was knighted by England’s Queen Elizabeth II.

  • a new film version of the Lord of the Flies was released

  • died of a heart attack