William Golding Facts

William Golding Facts
William Golding was a British writer, most well-known for his work Lord of the Flies, and for winning a Nobel Prize in Literature. He was born William Gerald Golding on September 19, 1911, in Cornwall, England, to Alec Golding, a science teacher, and Mildred Golding, a female suffrage campaigner. William spent many holidays at his grandmother's house at 47 Mount Wise, where he was born. His mother often told the children Cornish fairy tales that she was told herself as a child. William attended Brasenose College in Oxford in 1930 and earned his BA in 1934.
Interesting William Golding Facts:
William Golding's first book of poems, titled Poems, was published in 1935 by Macmillan & Co, along with help from anthroposophist Adam Bittleston, an Oxford friend.
Between 1938 and 1940 William taught English and music at Maidstone Grammar School. He also taught philosophy in 1939.
William taught English at Bishop Wordsworth's School between 1945 and 1961.
In 1939 William married Ann Brookfield. She was an analytical chemist. They had a son and daughter together.
William Golding served during WWII in the Royal Navy. He participated in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day.
William published many famous novels including Lord of the Flies, The Spire, The Scorpion God, the trilogy To The Ends of the Earth, and The Double Tongue, which was published in 1995 after his death.
William Golding also published non-fiction, drama and poetry.
William Golding was awarded many prizes including the Nobel Prize, the Booker Prize, and was appointed a Knight Bachelor in 1988.
The First International William Golding Conference was held in 1993, only months after his death.

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