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Doris Lessing awarded Nobel Prize

First Published in CommUnicate Issue: 319

Doris Lessing, an honorary graduate from Warwick, was recently awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize for literature.

Lessing, who is only the 11th woman to win the highly prestigious prize in its 106-year history, is best known for her 1962 postmodern feminist work, The Golden Notebook. Receiving the award just 11 days short of her 88th birthday, she is now the oldest person to have been awarded the prize.

Doris Lessing was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters by the University in 1994.