William Golding's Life

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  • Born

    Born in Saint Columb Minor, Cornwall, England
  • Begins writing

    Begins writing
    When William was just 12 years old, he attempted, unsuccessfully, to write a novel
  • Writing

    Writing
    Before he graduated he published his first work, a book of poems
  • Teaching

    Teaching
    He started teaching English and philosophy in Salisbury.
  • Schooling

    Schooling
    Graduated from Brasenose College at Oxford University
  • Marriage

    Marriage
    Golding married his wife, Ann Brookfield
  • Navy

    Navy
    He temporarily left teaching to join the Royal Navy.
  • Children

    Children
    Had his first child, David
  • Starts writing, again

    Starts writing, again
    He published his first novel, Lord of the Flies.
  • Movie

    Movie
    A film adaptation of his novel Lord of the Flies was made
  • Awards

    Awards
    He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Death

    Death
    He died in Perranarworthal, Cornwall, England.