William Golding - The Man Who Wrote Lord Of The Flies

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01*20090907

Christian Rodska reads from John Carey's biography of the Nobel Prize-winning author.

His debut novel, Lord of the Flies, was rejected by many publishers before going on to sell over 20 million copies in Britain alone.

Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished material from the Golding family archive, Carey explores the life and career of an often harshly self-critical novelist.

02*20090908

Christian Rodska reads from John Carey's biography of the Nobel Prize-winning author.

After being demobbed in 1945, Golding returns to life as a provincial schoolteacher and begins writing in his lunch hour.

After being demobbed in 1945, Golding returns to life as a provincial schoolteacher.

03*20090909

In 1961 Golding sails to America, where he contends with life as a celebrity.

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Christian Rodska reads from John Carey's biography of the Nobel Prize-winning author.

Golding fails miserably in his attempts to research his Booker Prize-winning novel, Rites of Passage.

Golding fails in his attempts to research his Booker Prize-winning novel, Rites of Passage

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Christian Rodska reads from John Carey's biography of the prize-winning author.

In 1983, Golding is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.