Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize Winner, Dies at Age 94

Lessing Dies in Her Hometown

doris lessingDoris Lessing, a Nobel Prize-winning author, has died at age 94, in London. The cause of her death was not announced.

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


Edmonton Journal

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