Round-up of William Golding in the news in April 2019!
The tragic fire at Notre Dame prompted a number of articles about Golding’s The Spire, a book about one man’s obsession with building a spire on a cathedral. Matthew D’Ancona mentioned Dean Jocelin’s obsession in the Evening Standard and Jay Merrick wrote a wonderful piece about the hallucinatory power of cathedrals in the Independent.
Ian McEwan discussed being introduced to William Golding and other great authors in The Big Issue.
Lord of the Flies was included in the Independent’s list of 40 books to read before you die.
Toby Faber provided some extracts from his forthcoming book Dear Mr Faber in the Guardian, including some letters about Lord of the Flies.