Doris May Lessing was a British-Zimbabwean novelist. Her novels include The Grass Is Singing, The Golden Notebook and The Good Terrorist. Lessing won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2007. In 2001, she was awarded the David Cohen Prize for a lifetime’s achievement in British literature.
About Doris Lessing in brief
Doris May Lessing was a British-Zimbabwean novelist. She was born to British parents in Iran, where she lived until 1925. Her family then moved to Southern Rhodesia, where they lived until 1949. Her novels include The Grass Is Singing, The Golden Notebook and The Good Terrorist. Lessing won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2007. In 2001, she 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. A file on Lessing by the British intelligence agencies, MI5 and MI6, was made public and placed in The National Archives, which contains documents redacted in parts. Her associations with Communism and her anti-racist activism are reported to be the reasons for the secret service’s interest in Lessing in the early-1940s and early-1950s. She also had a love affair with RAF serviceman John Whitehorn, who was stationed in Southern Rhodesian. She left the family home in 1943, leaving the two children with their father. She did not marry again. She campaigned against nuclear arms, and was an active opponent of apartheid, which led her to be banned from South Africa and Rhodesia in 1956 for many years.
In the 1980s, when Lessing. was vocal in her opposition to Soviet in Afghanistan, she gave her views on feminism, communism and science fiction in an interview with The New Times. On 21 August August 21 August 21, 21 August 2011, The New York Times built a five-volume secret file on Doris Lessing, which is available to download for free on its website. For confidential support call the Samaritans in the UK on 08457 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch or see www.samaritans.org for details. In. the U.S. call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on 1-800-273-8255 or click here for details on how to get in contact with the National suicide prevention Lifeline (in the UK) in the United States call theNational Suicide Prevention Line on (800) 273-TALK (8255). In the UK, call The Samaritans on 0800-9255 or visit a. local branch or the National. Suicide Prevention Helpline in the US on 1/1/15. For. confidential support on suicide matters call the. Samaritans on 08457 909090 or the Samaritans UK on 1 800 909090. For confidential. support on matters relating to suicide, call 0800 8255 or the. National Suicide Helplines in the USA on 1 1/10/15 or 1/11/15, or the. UK Samaritans.