According to Lessing’s publisher, Harper Collins, Lessing “passed away peacefully at her London home in the early hours of this morning.”
Lessing won the Nobel Prize in 2007 at age 88, for a lifetime of her work. She was the oldest woman to have won the Nobel Prize.
Lessing’s most famous novels include The Golden Notebook, The Summer Before Dark, and The Memoirs of a Survivor, an autobiographical attempt.
The author’s first novel was published in 1950, called The Grass is Singing.
Lessing is survived by a daughter and two granddaughters.
By Juana Poareo