By Doris Lessing
Everyman’s Library, 696 pages, $26
Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature as he neared 70, George Bernard Shaw dismissed it as a lifebelt thrown to a swimmer after he has reached the shore. When Doris Lessing got her Nobel last fall—at 88, the oldest person ever to win it—her reaction was Read More
In her Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Doris Lessing discusses how the internet has dumbed down an entire generation. Apparently we’re trading book reading for blog reading (Oops! Sorry about that!)
We are in a fragmenting culture, where our certainties of even a few decades ago are questioned and where it is common for Read More
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 Read More
Three years ago, A.M. Homes published a personal essay in The New Yorker called “The Mistress’s Daughter.” For a fiction writer, the inward turn was surprising, but this was no sappy, brooding piece of work; it was the story of Ms. Homes discovering her birth parents. Or, rather, being discovered by her birth parents, a Read More