William Golding

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Monique Roffey: ‘William Golding’s The Inheritors gave me ideas for how I could write a mermaid’
The Costa winner on the James Baldwin novel she most cherishes, devouring Willard Price adventures as a child, and the sex scene she wishes she had written

Monique Roffey

09, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Top 10 novels told in a single day | James Clammer
From James Joyce and Virginia Woolf to Nicholson Baker, the ‘circadian novel’ can pack lifetimes of experience into 24 hours

James Clammer

09, Jun, 2021 @12:30 PM

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William Golding did not smack his kids | Letter
Letters: Judy Golding Carver, the daughter of the Lord of the Flies author, says he did not beat either of his children


12, May, 2020 @5:01 PM

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Rutger Bregman: the Dutch historian who rocked Davos and unearthed the real Lord of the Flies
The historian offers a hopeful view of human nature in his latest book, Humankind. It couldn’t have come at a better time

Jonathan Freedland

09, May, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Thomas Keneally: ‘Does anyone write a good book at 83? Well, I think I have’’
The Australian novelist on crying over a Dickens biography, laughing at Kathy Lette and the classic he is ashamed not to have read

Thomas Keneally

06, Dec, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Amazon fires: why ecocide must be recognised as an international crime | Letters
Letters: Simon Surtees says the burning Brazilian forest is redolent of the plot of Lord of the Flies; Stefan Simanowitz writes that it’s time ecocide joined genocide as a named crime; while John Charlton despairs at the race in aviation to fly longer and faster


23, Aug, 2019 @3:41 PM

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Lord of the Flies review – confronting the carnage of toxic masculinity
Mia Wasikowska and Contessa Treffone provide no easy answers in a stage production that flips Golding’s classic novel on its head

Steve Dow

29, Jul, 2019 @2:50 AM

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Reinventing Lord of the Flies: chaos, cruelty and not an alpha male in sight
Kip Williams has turned casting expectations on their head in Sydney Theatre Company’s production of the violent classic

Steve Dow

23, Jul, 2019 @3:52 AM

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Faber & Faber: by Toby Faber review – the untold story of a publishing giant
They turned down Ulysses and Animal Farm, but still shaped 20th‑century literature

John Mullan

20, Jun, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Notre Dame’s place in history | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the plans to rebuild the French cathedral


21, Apr, 2019 @4:44 PM

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Book clinic: which books show how group scenarios corrupt the individual?
Intrigued by peer pressure or power plays? Our expert suggests novels and psychoanalysis that get a grip on group politics

Lisa Appignanesi

05, Jan, 2019 @6:00 PM

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Lord of the Flies review – all-female cast tears up public school rulebook
William Golding’s fable of desert-island anarchy is reinvented for the modern age in Emma Jordan’s brutal, bold production

Mark Fisher

01, Oct, 2018 @5:00 AM

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