The 2007 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature was announced this morning in Oslo. And the winner once confounded all pundits who try each year to guess the winner. It’s British author Doris Lessing, author of many novels and short stories. Or, as the Swedish Academy put it, “that epicist of the female experience, who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny.” It singled out The Golden Notebook for praise, calling it “a pioneering work” that “belongs to the handful of books that informed the 20th century view of the male-female relationship.”
Lessings works are well represented in The Sheridan Libraries collections, including her recent novel, “The Cleft“, available from the McNaughton Plan books on M Level.
Details of all of this year’s winners are at the Nobel Web site.