The Lord of the Flies is a fictional novel that follows the story of a group of boys stranded on a deserted island. The book has many controversial themes, which has made it one of the most studied books of all time. In the 1960′s it became require reading at many educational institutions and remains on many reading lists to this day. The novel has made many top lists including TIME magazines 100 best novels written in English between 1923-2005. It has also been adapted into 2 films of the same name. Let’s take a look at the author of this influential novel.
Who wrote Lord of the Flies
The Lord of the Flies was written by the famous British author William Golding in 1953. After initially being rejected by the publisher Faber & Faber the manuscript was supported by Charles Monteith, who was a new editor at the publishing house. His recommendations were accepted and the novel was published in 1954. The first release of the novel was mostly unsuccessful and it wasn’t until it became required reading at schools and universities that it went on to become a bestselling book.
Did you know?
William Golding also wrote many other books including the Rites of Passage. He is considered to be one of the greatest British authors. Golding won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1983 and he was knighted by the Queen in 1988.