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British Doris Lessing Author Death?
What caused her death at a ripe age and what kind of woman she was?Also why did she get a nobel price unlike her younger counterpart JK Rowling?
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
"British Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing has died aged 94.
A statement from her publisher, Harper Collins, said she "passed away peacefully at her London home in the early hours of this morning".
Her best-known works include The Golden Notebook, Memoirs of a Survivor and The Summer Before the Dark.
She became the oldest winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature when in 2007 she won the award for her life's work aged 88.
Jonathan Clowes, her long-time friend and agent, said she was "a wonderful writer with a fascinating and original mind".
"It was a privilege to work for her and we shall miss her immensely."
"Doris Lessing was a one of the great writers of our age," said Charlie Redmayne, CEO of Harper Collins UK.
She was only the 11th woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature
"She was a compelling storyteller with a fierce intellect and a warm heart who was not afraid to fight for what she believed in."
The author Fay Weldon praised Lessing for "her concern for humanity, her sense of the sweep of history and her ability to place human beings in it".
"She was just the most remarkable writer and we won't see her like again," she added.
Lessing is survived by her daughter Jean and granddaughters Anna and Susannah."
She got a Nobel Prize because she was such a dedicated author; J.K Rowling, in comparison, hasn't been writing for that long.