BirthdayOctober 22, 1919
BirthplaceKermanshah, Persia

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Doris Lessing

    Full name: Doris Lessing
    Also known as: Lessing, Doris, Doris Lessing
    Professions: British writer
    Nationality: British
    Work: Awards received by Doris Lessing
    Occupation: Writer

  2. Doris Lessing Known for

    Adore (2013), Memoirs of a Survivor (1981), Killing Heat (1981), Un homme et deux femmes (1991)

  3. Doris Lessing Death information

    Died: Sunday, 17th of November, 2013 (Age: 94)

  4. Doris Lessing Biography

    Doris May Lessing CH (née Tayler; 22 October 1919 – 17 November 2013) was a British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer. Her novels include The Grass is Singing (1950), the sequence of five novels collectively called Children of Violence (1952–69), The Golden Notebook (1962), The Good Terrorist (1985), and five novels collectively known as Canopus in Argos: Archives (1979–1983).Lessing was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature. In awarding the prize, the Swedish Academy described her as "that epicist of the female experience, who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny". Lessing was the eleventh woman and the oldest person ever to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.In 2001, Lessing was awarded the David Cohen Prize for a lifetime's achievement in British literature. In 2008, The Times ranked her fifth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

  5. Doris Lessing Family

    Spouse: Frank Charles Wisdom, Gottfried Anton Nicolai Lessing

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