Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Nobel Goes To...

the marvelous Doris Lessing, who was named this morning as the winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature. Lessing, who was born in Persia and raised in Rhodesia, now lives in London, and is 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."

The 87-year-old Lessing is only the 11th woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature since the award's inception in 1901. She is the author of nearly 50 books of fiction and nonfiction.

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