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Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished material from the Golding family archive, Carey explores the life and career of an often harshly self-critical novelist.
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.
In 1961 Golding sails to America, where he contends with life as a celebrity.
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
In 1983, Golding is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.