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William Golding

British novelist, poet, playwright and Nobel Prize for Literature laureate

1911   -   1993

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Brasenose College, University of Oxford
occupation: writer, poet, novelist, screenwriter, science fiction writer
award received: Nobel Prize in Literature, James Tait Black Memorial Prize, Booker Prize, Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Knight Bachelor

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Sir William Gerald Golding, (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 published another twelve volumes of fiction 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. As a result of his contributions to literature, Golding was knighted in 1988. He was a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. In 2008, The Times ranked Golding third on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".
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