William Golding

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William Golding

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William Golding

Born: 19 September 1911, St. Columb Minor, United Kingdom

Died: 19 June 1993, Perranarworthal, United Kingdom

Residence at the time of the award: United Kingdom

Prize motivation: "for his novels which, with the perspicuity of realistic narrative art and the diversity and universality of myth, illuminate the human condition in the world of today."

Language: English

Prize share: 1/1

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