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William Golding

Nobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding

Profession: Nobel Laureate and Novelist

Nationality:
England
English

Why Famous: He is best known for his novel "Lord of the Flies" and for winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983.

Born: September 19, 1911
Birthplace: Newquay, England

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: June 19, 1993 (aged 81)
Cause of Death: Heart failure

Married Life

  • 1939-09-30 Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding (28) weds analytic chemist Ann Brookfield

Events in the Life of William Golding

  • 1954-09-17 "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding is published by Faber and Faber in London