Tuesday, November 19, 2013
(London) -- Nobel Prize-winning novelist Doris Lessing has died. A publisher for Lessing, hailed as one of the most important English-language writers of the late 20th century, announced Lessing's passing on Sunday. She was 94. Psychology and social issues were recurring themes in many of Lessing's novels. She also explored the inner mysticism of Islam, or Sufism, in some of her works. Lessing's novels included 1950's "The Grass is Singing," the five-book novel collection "Children of Violence," 1962's "The Golden Notebook," 1985's "The Good Terrorist" and another five-novel collection titled "Canopus in Argos: Archive."
Lessing was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2007. She reportedly died at her home in London.