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Doris Lessing
  • Name: Doris Lessing
  • Born: 10/22/1919
  • Died: 11/17/2013 (94 years old)
  • Occupation: Writer
  • Website: dorislessing.org/

Doris May Lessing CH OMG (neTayler; 22 October 1919– 17 November 2013) was a British-Zimbabwean (Rhodesian) novelist. She was born to British parents in Iran, where she lived until 1925. Her family then moved to Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), where she remained until moving in 1949 to London, England. Her novels include The Grass Is Singing (1950), the sequence of five novels collectively called Children of Violence (1952–1969), The Golden Notebook (1962), The Good Terrorist (1985), and five novels collectively known as Canopus in Argos: Archives (1979–1983).

Birth Name: Doris May Tayler

Awards: Somerset Maugham Award, Austrian State Prize for European Literature, WH Smith Literary Award, Premio Grinzane Cavour, James Tait Black Memorial Prize, David Cohen Prize, Premio Príncipe de Asturias, Nobel Prize in Literature

Alias: Jane Somers

Genre: Novel, short story, biography, drama, libretto, poetry

Birth Place: Kermanshah, Iran

Death Place: London, England

Website: dorislessing.org/

Source: Wikipedia

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