NPR reports that Doris Lessing has won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Many speculators were zeroed in on Margaret Atwood or Joyce Carol Oates as the favorites among women, so this is a bit of a surprise. However, Lessing is a worthwhile selection. Congratulations to her!
While Lessing wrote a little poetry, she made her name and won the prize for her novels. It would’ve been nice to have a poet win, but I guess there’s always next year. Sigh.
For more on Lessing, go to www.dorislessing.org.