William 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 …