William Golding

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  • Born

    Born
    on September 19 1911 William Golding was born to Alec and Mildred Golding.
  • attempted to write a novel

    attempted to write a novel
    at age 12 he attempted to write a novel but failed so he resorted to bullying his peers
  • published his first book

    published his first book
    William published his first work, a book of poetry aptly entitled Poems. The collection was largely overlooked by critics.
  • started teaching

    started teaching
    In 1935 Golding took a position teaching English and philosophy at Bishop Wordsworth’s School in Salisbury. Golding’s experience teaching unruly young boys that would later serve as inspiration for his novel Lord of the Flies.
  • Golding got married

    Golding got married
    in 1939 Golding and Ann Brookfield were married
  • his first child David was born

  • Period: to

    Joined the royal navy

  • his second child judith was born

  • releases and published lord of the flies

    releases and published lord of the flies
    In 1954, after 21 rejections, Golding published his first and most acclaimed novel, Lord of the Flies.
  • retires

    retires
    on June 16 1962 Golding decides to retire
  • Golding receives the peace prize for literature

    Golding receives the peace prize for literature
    Golding was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • New film releaces

    New film releaces
    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.
  • Dies

    Dies
    On June 19, 1993, Golding died of a heart attack in Perranarworthal, Cornwall.