dies aged 94
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”, BBC informs. 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. Her debut novel The Grass is Singing was published in 1950 and she made her breakthrough with The Golden Notebook in 1962. On winning the Nobel Prize, the Swedish Academy said the Golden Notebook was seen as “a pioneering work” that “belongs to the handful of books that informed the 20th Century view of the male-female relationship”.