William Golding: The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies is the first biography of the Nobel Prize-winning novelist William Golding by celebrated writer and critic John Carey.
John Carey is Emeritus Merton Professor of English at Oxford University, and a distinguished critic, reviewer and broadcaster, and the author of several books, including studies of Donne, Dickens and Thackery, as well as The Intellectuals and the Masses. He is the editor of Faber anthologies of Reportage, Utopias and Science. His most recent book, What Good are the Arts? was praised by Blake Morrison as 'incisive and inspirational.'