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Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize-Winning Author, Died at 94

Nov 18, 2013 12:30 IST

Doris LessingBritish Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing was died on 17 November 2013 at London.She was 94 years old.

Her best-known works are The Golden Notebook, Memoirs of a Survivor and The Summer Before the Dark. In her life time she wrote more than 80 books, including poetry, two operas, short stories, plays and non-fiction. In 2007, the 88-year-old Doris Lessing became the oldest recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. and only the 11th woman to win the award.

About Doris Lessing

  • Doris Lessing was born on 22 October 1919, in Kermanshah, Iran. When she was 3, the family settled in southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
  • Her debut novel The Grass is Singing was published in 1950 and she made her breakthrough with The Golden Notebook in 1962. Her first novel, The Grass is Singing is about a woman trapped in a doomed marriage in a troubled country, a stinging critique of racial politics in the former Rhodesia.


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