William Golding was born in St. Columb Minor in Cornwall. He started writing at the age of 7 and in his youth he studied natural sciences and English at Brasenose College, Oxford. His first book, a collection of poems, appeared a year before Golding received his B.A. In 1983 he got a Nobel Prize for literature. His second novel the lord of the Flies became bestseller among American readers in the 1950’s and an immediate success in Britain.
Short about the story
An atomic bomb has been dropped, and a tube has been dropped over a deserted, tropical island after an evacuation that got wrong. The tube contained a bunch of kids, scattered in the idyllic environments. They evolve their own society and many complications and problems strike them.