100 Novels That Shaped Our World

William Golding’s Lord of the Flies has been named on the BBC’s list of the 100 novels that shaped our world. The panel of judges – Mariella Frostrup, Kit de Waal, Stig Abell, Symia Aslam, Juno Dawson and Alexander McCall Smith – chose English-language books, published over the last 300 years, to ‘reflect the ways books help shape and influence our thinking’. Lord of the Flies was selected in the ‘Politics, Power & Protest’ category alongside novels by authors including Kamila Shamsie, Harper Lee and Aldous Huxley.

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