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September 2018 News Round-up

Round-up of William Golding in the news in September 2018!

To celebrate the anniversary of Golding’s birth, we published a brand-new piece on his early life and the impact it had on his writing.

The Ringer examined Stephen King’s fictional places in his book universe, and mentioned his use of Castle Rock, inspired by Lord of the Flies.

Bono’s annotated copy of Lord of the Flies sold for €900 in an auction held by Whyte‘s auctioneers.

Sydney Theatre Company has announced a new production of Lord of the Flies in 2019, starring Mia Wasikowska (Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland).

Australian rock singer Jimmy Barnes cites the influence of Lord of the Flies on his songwriting and reading development in the Australian Daily Telegraph.

Rose Tremain was the 2018 Golding speaker at a sold-out event at the Marlborough Literature Festival.