12 October 2007

Doris Lessing wins Nobel Prize for Literature

I am delighted Doris Lessing has won the Nobel Prize for Literature. She is the 11th woman to win the prize since it began in 1901. Her novel "The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five" is one of my all time favourite novels and it quite transformed me when I read it in my early 20s. I have only read a couple of other novels by Lessing, but this is a good reminder to read some more!


angus said...

I'm trying to expand my reading alot more at the moment, but it is pretty hard fitting it in with general life and school activities - But I'm trying! I'm currently reading 'The Curious incident of the dog in the night time', a book our librarian strongly recommends.

Joh said...

I haven't read that one yet. It's v.v.popular at our library. Our librarian also recommends it, as due many of my brilliant students. Enjoy! I love reading. Not getting a heap of it done right now, but hey, it comes and goes.