William Golding

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  • Birth

    William Golding was born September 19, 1911, in Saint Columb Minor, Cornwall, England.
  • Published first work

    Published first work
    In 1934, a year before he graduated, William published his first work, a book of poetry aptly entitled Poems. The collection was largely overlooked by critics.
  • Started to teach

    Started to teach
    In 1935 he started teaching English and philosophy in Salisbury.
  • Joined the Navy

    Joined the Navy
    He temporarily left teaching in 1940 to join the Royal Navy and fight in the World War II.
  • Published his first novel

    Published his first novel
    In 1954 he published his first novel, Lord of the Flies.
  • Retires from teaching

    Retires from teaching
    In 1963, the year after Golding retired from teaching, Peter Brook made a film adaptation of the critically acclaimed novel.
  • Knighthood

    In 1988 he was knighted by England’s Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Lord of the Flies film was released

    In 1990 a new film version of the Lord of the Flies was released, bringing the book to the attention of a new generation of readers.
  • Death

    On June 19, 1993, he died in Perranarworthal, Cornwall, England.
  • Period: to

    World War I

    It was a large world event that shaped his childhood.