Novelists do not write as birds sing …

William GoldingWilliam Golding  (1911-1993)
William Golding was an English novelist, poet, playwright and Nobel Prize in Literature laureate, best known for his novel  Lord of the Flies. He was also awarded the Booker Prize for literature in 1980 for his novel Rites of Passage.

In 2008, The Times ranked Golding third on their list of “The 50 greatest British writers  since 1945”.

He once wrote …

Novelists do not write as birds sing, by the push of nature. It is part of the job that there should be much routine and some daily stuff on the level of carpentry.

songbirdwilliam golding

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