William Golding - The Man Who Wrote Lord Of The Flies

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Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished material from the Golding family archive, Carey explores the life and career of an often harshly self-critical novelist.

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Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished material from the Golding family archive, Carey explores the life and career of an often harshly self-critical novelist.

The life and career of the publicity-shy, Nobel Prize-winning author.

The first biography of the publicity-shy author William Golding, whose debut novel was rejected by many publishers before going on to sell over 20 million copies in the UK alone.

Drawing on a vast wealth of previously-unpublished material in the Golding family archive, John Carey explores the life and career of an often violently self-critical novelist who won the nobel prize for literature.

Abridged by John Carey. Read by Christian Rodska. Producer: Bruce Young.

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Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished material from the Golding family archive, Carey explores the life and career of an often harshly self-critical novelist.

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

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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.

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.

Back teaching after his World War II service, the author makes a start on his first novels

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

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.

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

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

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

The author's career takes off when he is invited to work the American lecture circuit.

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

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

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

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

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20141024 (BBC7)

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

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

Personal disasters take their toll, but his latest novel receives the ultimate accolade.

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

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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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.

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

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

In 1983, in a maelstrom of controversy, Golding's book earns global recognition.

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

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

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

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