Winners of The Inheritors art competition

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the publication of Golding’s second novel, The Inheritors, William Golding Ltd hosted a competition for artwork inspired by the novel. We received some wonderful entries and we are pleased to share the art of the winners, runner-up and highly commended entrants below.

Winner: Chris Farman

Lok, by Chris Farman
Lok, by Chris Farman








Chris’s winning entry is a hand-made two colour linocut print of Lok. You can find out more here . Well done, Chris!

Runner-up: Charlotte Lindsay

Pencil, charcoal, watercolour and crayon on paper.
Pencil, charcoal, watercolour and crayon on paper.


Charcoal on paper
Charcoal on paper










Charlotte was named as the runner-up for her two drawings inspired by particular moments from the book. ‘The trees were mountainous … he was holding onto reddish-brown hair with hands. The trees above were flailing up flames …’ ‘Lok is shaking bad water out of a shell’.

Highly commended 1: Eric Nicholson








Eric was highly commended by our judges for these evocative pieces. Find out more about Eric here.

Highly commended 2: QSI International School of Ljubljana

Mural by Ljubljana students
Flickering Light Of The Fire by The Griffins from Ljubljana






This wonderful mural was created by a group of 9-year-old students at QSI International School Of Ljubljana, Slovenia. It features a collection of animals, hunters, hunting scenes, and hands following tradition from cave art, but enriched with students’ favourite animals, and written sentences, sometimes in speech balloons. Artworks were created in the cave – a room without windows in the school. Expressive lines could be attributed to circumstances – to create in darkness. The flickering light of the fire, provided by the lamp, was constantly in the movement.

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