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William Golding
  • Name: William Golding
  • Born: 09/19/1911
  • Died: 06/19/1993 (81 years old)
  • Occupation: Schoolteacher • Novelist • Playwright • Poet

Sir William Gerald Golding, CBE FRSL (19 September 1911 – 19 June 1993) was a British novelist, playwright, and poet. Best known for his debut novel Lord of the Flies (1954), he would go on to publish another eleven novels in his lifetime. In 1980, he was awarded the Booker Prize for Rites of Passage, the first novel in what became his sea trilogy, To the Ends of the Earth. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1983.

Birth Name: William Gerald Golding

Awards: 1983 Nobel Prize in Literature, 1980 Booker Prize

School: Oxford University

Genre: Survivalist fiction • Robinsonade • Adventure • Sea story • Science fiction • Essay • Historical fiction • Stageplay • Poetry

Birth Place: Newquay, Cornwall,, England

Death Place: Perranarworthal, Cornwall, England

Source: Wikipedia

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