William Golding


William Golding was born in Saint Columb Minor, Cornwall, England. Golding was born on September 19, 1911. William Golding passed away June 19, 1993, in Perranaworthal, United Kingdom.


  • He was the 1983 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
  • His well-known work, Lord of the Flies, was adapted into a 1963 film directed by Peter Brook.
  • In 1990, a film adaptation of Golding’s classic ‘Lord of the Flies’ came out.

10 Facts about Lord of the Flies Author William Golding


Reading was one of the things that influenced William Golding to become a very famous author. Another thing that inspired Golding was his love for literature.

Why is the author influential

Golding is influential because he makes you believe that some of his characters are similar to most people and have the ability to be deceptive and loyal to each other at the same time.
He uses your assumption that just because you live in a proper society that you can still be a barbaric human being.


  • Golding was a creative person.
  • He never gave up no matter how much negativity was thrown at him.