William Golding
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Born: September 19, 1911

Died: June 19, 1993 (age 81)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Novelist

Bio: Sir William Gerald Golding, CBE was a British novelist, poet, playwright and Nobel Prize for 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, the first book of the trilogy To the Ends of the Earth.

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