Thursday, October 11, 2007
Of course, they don't mention her science fiction
Doris Lessing Wins Nobel Prize in Literature
By MOTOKO RICH
October 11, 2007
Doris Lessing, the Persian-born, Rhodesian-raised and London-residing novelist whose deeply autobiographical writing has swept across continents and reflects her deep feminist engagement with the major social and political issues, won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature today.
Announcing the award in Stockholm, the Swedish Academy described her as “that epicist of the female experience, who with skepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilization to scrutiny.” The award comes with a 10 million Swedish crown honorarium, about $1.6 million.
A good reason to check out the Canopus in Argos books if you haven't already.