Judy Golding

Judy Golding

Judy Golding was born in Marlborough, Wiltshire, in 1945 and grew up near Salisbury, where her parents worked as teachers. She read English at the University of Sussex and St. Anne’s College, Oxford, and in 1971 she married an American studying politics at Balliol. Subsequently, she worked as a copyeditor for Oxford University Press and Jonathan Cape. Since her father’s death in 1993 she has managed his literary estate. She and her husband have three sons and seven grandchildren and live in Bristol. She is the author of The Children of Lovers: A Memoir of William Golding by His Daughter, a family memoir.

Interviews with Judy Golding

The Best William Golding Books, recommended by Judy Golding

The Nobel laureate William Golding is best known for his novel Lord of the Flies, in which a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island revert to savagery. But he was a prolific writer who produced eleven further novels, including the Booker Prize-winning Rites of Passage. Here, his daughter and manager of his literary estate Judy Golding selects five of William Golding’s key texts, including The Inheritors—the book he felt to be his best work.

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