Doris Lessing (94), one of the UK’s most-influential writer and a Nobel Literature laureate passed away.
Born: October 22, 1919, in Kermanshah, Iran
British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer.
Authored more than 80 books, including poetry, two operas, short stories, plays and non-fiction.
She is best-known for ‘The Golden Notebook’.
Other illustrious works: The Grass is Singing (her first novel), the sequence of five novels collectively called Children of Violence, The Golden Notebook , The Good Terrorist , and five novels collectively known as Canopus in Argos.
Awards and Honors:
In 2001, Lessing was awarded the David Cohen Prize for a lifetime’s achievement in British literature. The Swedish Academy awarded her the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature.