Doris Lessing’s bad back is keeping her from attending her Nobel Prize investiture ceremony in Stockholm next week, according to the BBC.
The 88-year-old author is unable to travel to the Swedish capital on 10 December because she is suffering from a bad back, the Nobel Foundation said.
Lessing, the oldest writer to win the award, will be presented with the $1.5m (£725,000) prize in London.
British playwright Harold Pinter was unable to attend the ceremony due to illness after winning in 2005.
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