Obituary: Doris Lessing
Nobel prize-winning author Doris Lessing died on Sunday. She was 94. Lessing, who was British, died in London. She wrote in a wide array of genres, doing both fiction and nonfiction, and won the Nobel in Literature in 2007. She is arguably best known for her 1962 novel The Golden Notebook. Speaking to the New York Times, Nicholas Pearson, her editor at HarperCollins, told the paper that The Golden Notebook “had been a handbook for a whole generation.”
In 1969, PW published a profile of Lessing; the interview occurred during the author’s first visit to the U.S.
Some of Lessing’s other works include: Love, Again (1996);Mara and Dan (1999); Ben, In the World (2000); andAfrican Laughter: Four Visits to Zimbabwe (1992). Most of her books are published in the U.S. by HarperCollins; the company said it was still evaluating its plans for going back to press on any titles.
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