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Doris Lessing

1919 - 2013

Doris May Lessing CH (née Tayler; born 22 October 1919) is a British writer, author of works such as the novels The Grass is Singing and The Golden Notebook.

In 2007, Lessing won the Nobel Prize in Literature. She was described by the Swedish Academy as "that epicist of the female experience, who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny". Lessing was the eleventh woman and the oldest person ever to win the Literature Prize.

In 2001, Lessing was awarded the David Cohen Prize for a lifetime's achievement in British Literature. In 2008, The Times ranked her fifth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

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March 18, 2019 Edited by Tom Morris merge authors
March 31, 2017 Edited by Clean Up Bot add VIAF and wikidata ID
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August 31, 2008 Created by ImportBot Initial record created, from Talis MARC record.