Meet the author
Sir William Golding (1911-1993) is the author of more than a dozen novels, as well as a stage play, short stories, essays, travel writing, poetry and extensive and as yet unpublished journals (1971-1993).
'Gaia' was the name suggested by Golding for James Lovelock's hypothesis that the earth's biosphere is a self-regulating entity. The noted scientist and inventor always credits his friend and walking companion.
A Glittering Prize
Pictured (far left) at the Nobel Ceremony is Charles Monteith (1921-1995), who picked Lord of the Flies off the 'reject' pile at Faber & Faber, along with Lady (Ann) Golding and the Queen and King of Sweden.