Lord of the Flies

By William Golding


  • DOB: September 11, 1911
  • DOD: June 19, 1993
  • POB: Cornwall, United Kingdom
  • POD: Cornwall, United Kingdom

Interesting facts

  • Parents names : Alec and Mildred Golding
  • He was knighted by the Queen of England

How he became inspired to write

William was influenced by H.G. Wells, John Milton and Jules Verne to become an author.

His success

William Golding was awarded a Nobel Prize at the age of 73. He was also knighted by the Queen of England.

Why is he considered influential?

Golding is considered influential because after getting rejected by publishers, he still didn't give up. He kept chasing his dream.


Two main characteristics William showed are determination and hope.