How many novels did William Golding write?
William Gerald Golding was born on September 19, 1911, in England. He is a British writer who in his works describes the darkness of a man’s heart when facing a difficult situation. Golding’s novels present an experiment and research of spiritual and ethical aspects of human life.
For Golding human life – is a tragedy, which manifests in misunderstanding and multiple personalities. The misunderstanding is demonstrated as an inability to establish contact between different people, as well as different civilizations.
In 1983 William Golding was awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature. His nomination came as a surprise to many, since at that time another writer, Graham Greene, was considered one of the strongest candidates. During his speech, he said that he has been labeled a pessimist and the audience keeps interpreting his works through this focal point, looking for something desperate and hopeless.
In his 40 years of the writing career, William Golding wrote 12 novels. Among his later works are “Rites of Passage” (1980), “The Paper Men” (1984), “Close Quarters” (1987), and “Fire Down” (1989). The writer died of a heart attack on June 19, 1993.