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William Golding

William GoldingAKA William Gerald Golding

Born: 19-Sep-1911
Birthplace: Saint Columb Minor, Cornwall, England
Died: 19-Jun-1993
Location of death: Perranarworthal, England
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Holy Trinity Churchyard, Bowerchalke, Wiltshire, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Lord of The Flies

Military service: Royal Navy (WWII)

Wife: Ann Brookfield (m. Sep-1939, d. 1-Jan-1995)
Son: David (b. Sep-1940, Bowerchalke, England)
Daughter: Judith Diana (b. Jul-1945)

    High School: Marlborough Grammar School
    University: Brasenose College, Oxford University (1935)

    Man Booker Prize for Fiction 1980 for Rites of Passage
    Nobel Prize for Literature 1983
    Knight of the British Empire 1988

Author of books:
Lord of the Flies (1954, novel)
The Inheritors (1955, novel)
Pincher Martin (1956, novel)
Free Fall (1959, novel)
The Spire (1964, novel)
The Hot Gates and Other Occasional Pieces (1965, collection)
The Scorpion God (1971, short stories)
Darkness Visible (1979, novel)
Rites of Passage (1980, novel)
Close Quarters (1980, novel)
A Moving Target (1982, novel)
The Paper Men (1984, novel)
Fire Down Below (1989, novel)

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