William Golding

1911 - 1993

William Golding

Sir William Gerald Golding, (19 September 1911 – 19 June 1993) was a British novelist, playwright, and poet. Best known for his debut novel Lord of the Flies (1954), he would go on to publish another eleven novels in his lifetime. In 1980, he was awarded the Booker Prize for Rites of Passage, the first novel in what became his sea trilogy, To the Ends of the Earth. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Golding has received more than 1,572,621 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 205th most popular writer.

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Among writers, William Golding ranks 203 out of 4,883Before him are Orhan Pamuk, Arthur C. Clarke, Colette, Imre Kertész, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, and Tristan Tzara. After him are Stanisław Lem, Quintilian, Walt Whitman, Mario Vargas Llosa, Henry David Thoreau, and Adam Mickiewicz.

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Among people born in 1911, William Golding ranks 9Before him are Konstantin Chernenko, Baba Vanga, Georges Pompidou, Juan Manuel Fangio, Naguib Mahfouz, and Emil Cioran. After him are Władysław Szpilman, Võ Nguyên Giáp, Nino Rota, Marshall McLuhan, Todor Zhivkov, and Czesław Miłosz. Among people deceased in 1993, William Golding ranks 6Before him are Audrey Hepburn, Pablo Escobar, Federico Fellini, Rudolf Nureyev, and James Hunt. After him are Frank Zappa, Erich Hartmann, Turgut Özal, Baudouin of Belgium, Ferruccio Lamborghini, and Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Golding ranks 142 out of 5,347Before him are T. E. Lawrence (1888), John, King of England (1166), Arthur C. Clarke (1917), James Chadwick (1891), Duns Scotus (1265), and Eric Clapton (1945). After him are Jane Seymour (1508), Maggie Smith (1934), Cary Grant (1904), Humphry Davy (1778), George Best (1946), and Edward VII (1841).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, William Golding ranks 21Before him are H. G. Wells (1866), Charlotte Brontë (1816), Aldous Huxley (1894), Geoffrey Chaucer (1343), John Milton (1608), and Arthur C. Clarke (1917). After him are C. S. Lewis (1898), Roald Dahl (1916), Mary Wollstonecraft (1759), Terry Pratchett (1948), Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), and Ian Fleming (1908).