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Now in its 14th year of publication, this magazine was created to offer the discerning reader a stimulating selection of excellent original writing. Black Lamb Review is a literate rather than a literary publication. Regular columns by writers in a variety of geographic locations and vocations are supplemented by features, reviews, articles on books and authors, and a selection of “departments,” including an acerbic advice column and a lamb recipe.

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A Week in Literary History

September 19th, 2002

English novelist and Nobel laureate William Golding (Lord of the Flies, 1954) is born in 1911 in Newquay, Cornwall.

goldingWilliam Golding, b. September 19, 1911, d. 1993

Golding experienced instant success with his first novel in 1954 and rode his success for three decades, winning the Booker Prize in 1980. When he was awarded the Nobel in 1983, the English literary mafia seemed to turn against him, thinking him less worthy of that award than Graham Greene and Anthony Burgess. Golding had the last laugh, though, and continued to publish novels until almost the age of eighty.

Suggested Reading Novels Lord of the Flies, 1954. The Inheritors, 1955. Pincher Martin, 1956. Free Fall, 1959. The Spire, 1964. Darkness Visible, 1979. Rites of Passage, 1980.

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