William Golding

  • Birth

    William was born on September 19, 1911, in Newquay, United Kingdom
  • Brasenose College

    Brasenose College
    William studied at Brasenose College in oxford. Because of his father, he spent his first 2 years studying science, but later switch to literature.
  • Began teaching in Salisbury

    Began teaching in Salisbury
    William began teaching English and Philosophy at Bishop Worldwide's School in Salisbury, England.
  • Marriage

    William married Ann Brookfield in 1939, and continued to have 2 children with her.
  • Joined Royal Navy

    Joined Royal Navy
    William joined the Royal Navy to fight in world war II. He spent 6 years fighting this war.
  • Continuing teaching

    Continuing teaching
    After William finished fighting in World War II, he continued his career of teaching.
  • Lord of the Flies publishing

    Lord of the Flies publishing
    After being rejected 21 times, William finally got his first book, "Lord of the Flies," published. Following to be critically acclaimed and one of the most popular pieces of literature.
  • The Nobel Prize

    The Nobel Prize
    At the age of 73, William was rewarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for literature, due to his novels that were able to illuminate a realistic narrative and the art of diversity and myth.
  • Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

    Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
    Sometime in 1988, William was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his outstanding, notable contributions to life.
  • Death

    On June 19, 1993, William passed away due to a heart attack.