Biographies William Golding (1911-1993)

William Golding was born in Cornwall, England, in 1911. Golding was primarily a novelist, though he also wrote plays, poetry, and essays. He is the author of Rites of Passage (1980), which won the Booker Prize, but is most well-known for his first novel, The Lord of the Flies (1954). He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983, and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1988. Golding died in Cornwall in 1993.

Audio Recordings with William Golding

Selected Works at the Library of Congress