This is the nobel-prize-winning author William Golding’s official Android application. Produced by his daughter, Judy Golding, it offers unparalleled insight into both the man and the full range of his work.
• Archive audio of the late William Golding.
• Audio commentary by his daughter, Judy.
• Insight into all titles, including Lord of the Flies.
• Timeline of events in William Golding’s life.
‘Browse Books’ button
While most readers rightly associate the author with his global classic Lord of the Flies, his other works deserve to be more widely known. This app presents an easy-to-use reader’s guide to his other novels, including the ‘Sea Trilogy’ recently filmed for television by the BBC. Golding created an astonishing variety of works, for example setting Neanderthals against modern humans in ‘The Inheritors’, dramatizing cathedral-building in ‘The Spire’, and using ‘The Double Tongue’ to guide us through the life of an priestess at Delphi. Altogether the app guides readers through 14 titles, plus the recent definitive biography by John Carey and the newly published memoir of Golding family life by the author’s daughter.
‘About William Golding’ button
This page explains that William Golding was born in Cornwall, and grew up in Marlborough. He graduated from Oxford University and taught school in Salisbury for many years. He won the Booker Prize, the James Tait Black Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was knighted by the Queen, and died at home in Cornwall. His novels reflect universal human predicaments and passions, imaginatively developed from his own sometimes tortured sensibilities.