Lord of the Flies

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  • Born

    William was born on September 19, 1911 in Saint Columb Minor, Cornwall, England
  • Published first poetry book

    Published first poetry book
    William published his first work of poetry titled Poems
  • Teaching Career

    Teaching Career
    Golding started teaching English and philosophy in Salisbury
  • Marriage

    William Golding married his wife Ann Brookfield at their house near Falmouth, Cornwell.
  • Royal Navy

    Royal Navy
    He temporarily left teaching to join the Royal Navy
  • First child

    First child
    William's son David was born
  • After WWII

    After WWII
    After World War II ended, he went back to teaching and writing
  • First Novel

    First Novel
    William Golding published his first novel: Lord of the Flies
  • After Teaching

    After Teaching
    When he retired teaching there was a film adaptation of the critically acclaimed novel.
  • Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize
    He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Knight

    He was knighted by England's Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Death

    He died in Perranarworthal, Cornwall, England. William died due to a heart attack