Sir William Gerald Golding was a British novelist, poet, playwright and Nobel Prize for Literature laureate, best known for his novel Lord of the Flies. He was also awarded the Booker Prize for literature in 1980 for his novel Rites of Passage, the first book of the trilogy To the Ends of the Earth. In 2008, The Times ranked Golding third on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". William Golding was born in his grandmother's house, 47 Mountwise, Newquay, Cornwall and he spent many childhood holidays there. He grew up at his family home in Marlborough, Wiltshire, where...
|Birthdate:||September 19, 1911|
|Birthplace:||St Columb Minor|
|Date of death:||June 19, 1993|
|Education:||Brasenose College, Oxford, St John's School and Community College|
|Also known as:||Sir William Gerald Golding, William Gerald Golding, Sir William Gerald Golding|