Death of a She Devil review: skewering smug
Irish TimesDeath of a She Devil review: skewering smug Botox feministsIrish TimesA good thing perhaps: the fate which so shocked the narrator of Doris Lessing's The Diary of a Good Neighbour – the invisibility of old women – might abate. Nonetheless, literary gerontophilia is an acquired taste. Happily, no priming of the palate is ...
Posted on 14 April 2017 | 10:06 pm
Censorship at the Border Threatens Free
Common DreamsCensorship at the Border Threatens Free Speech Everywhere | By ...Common Dreams"The practice that the Trump administration is proposing to entrench and expand offends the First Amendment and the very idea of an open society, and it is a ...and more »
Posted on 14 April 2017 | 10:47 am
Elle India | How Alankrita Shrivastava
ELLE IndiaElle India | How Alankrita Shrivastava became the poster girl for ...ELLE IndiaThe Indian Censor Board strikes again and this time, it's Alankrita Shrivastava's award-winning movie, Lipstick Under My Burkha.and more »
Posted on 10 April 2017 | 2:17 am
PRH acquires Barcelona-based Ediciones B
The BooksellerPRH acquires Barcelona-based Ediciones B from Grupo Zeta | The ...The BooksellerPenguin Random House has acquired publisher Ediciones B to become part of its Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial division in Spain and Latin America ...and more »
Posted on 7 April 2017 | 2:16 am
From high society to surrealism: in praise
The GuardianFrom high society to surrealism: in praise of Leonora Carrington ...The GuardianWith her paintings and tales based on dreams, animals and the occult, Carrington was an uncanny original. Marina Warner salutes the artist on her centenerary.and more »
Posted on 6 April 2017 | 2:04 am
Plan your week’s theatre: top tickets
BAC’s Phoenix Fundraiser has a great line-up at the Royal Festival Hall, the magnificent Blythe Duff faces down evil in Glasgow, and there’s a second chance to catch 1927’s inventive anti-technology tale, Golem Ellen McDougall’s impressive staging of Anna Karenina keeps the Royal Exchange in Manchester very much on the boil. It’s your last chance this week to catch Blanche McIntyre’s revival of ...
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 3:27 am
Do You Really Have to Give Your Kids
In interviews, Meghan Daum has presented her new anthology — Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids — as a necessary expansion of the cultural conversation around parenthood. “I think one of the problems with this discussion is that it gets boiled down to, ‘Ew, babies, gross,’ ... More »
Posted on 9 April 2015 | 9:54 am
The 100 best novels: No 81 – The Golden
Hailed as one of the key texts of the women’s movement of the 1960s, this study of a divorced single mother’s search for personal and political identity remains a defiant, ambitious tour de force “Everything’s cracking up”, says Anna, the protagonist of Lessing’s masterpiece, a novel that takes its place in this list for its odd, visionary engagement with the issues and anxieties of its time and ...
Posted on 5 April 2015 | 9:44 pm
Final chapters: Obsession with growing old a
The Angel of Death -- also known as the Old Ferryman, the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse or Mr. G. Reaper himself -- is cutting a wider swath than ever through American literature.
Posted on 21 March 2015 | 10:23 pm
As storytellers, we speak for pluralism and
The Folio prize has opened its doors to writers from across the world. What a great opportunity to use art to emphasise our common humanity Elif Shafak
Posted on 21 March 2015 | 5:10 pm
Doris Lessing Spied On: MI5 Kept Detailed
MI5, Britain's Security Service responsible for protecting the United Kingdom against threats to national security, spied on Nobel-Prize novelist Doris Lessing for 20 years, between 1943 and 1964. It was Lessing's anti-racism stance and her membership in ...
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 7:50 pm
Nobel Prize-Winning Author Doris Lessing
Newly publicized top secret files reveal that Nobel Prize-winning author, Doris Lessing, was trailed by the MI5. Assisted by the Met police special branch, the group kept an eye on her, watched her every move as well as that of her friends and colleagues.
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 1:25 pm
British spies reveal file on Nobel winner
Files reveal that Nobel prize winning author Doris Lessing was placed under surveillance by the British intelligence services for more than 20 years. Bob Mezan reports. Newly declassified intelligence files have revealed that Nobel Prize-winning writer ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 8:28 am
MI5 spies followed writer Doris Lessing for
Doris Lessing, the Nobel Prize-winning novelist, was spied on by the U.K.’s Security Service for more than 20 years because of her Communist politics, declassified files have disclosed. Agents kept a close eye on Lessing’s activities from 1943 until ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 6:08 am
MI5 spied on Doris Lessing for two decades
In 1956, the writer Doris Lessing wrote in her first piece for the New Statesman that she feared she'd be refused entry into South Africa. Lessing, at the time, was an out and proud member of the Communist Party - "I have made no secret of the fact" - but ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 1:27 am
Lessing Won't Attend Nobel Ceremony
Doris Lessing is unable to travel to Stockholm to receive her Nobel Prize in literature on Dec. 10 due to back problems, the Nobel Foundation said Wednesday.
Posted on 28 November 2007 | 6:15 am
Lessing Says Sept. 11 Attacks Not So Bad
Nobel laureate Doris Lessing said the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States were "not that terrible" when compared to attacks by the IRA in Britain.
Posted on 22 October 2007 | 12:07 pm
Lessing Not Impressed by Nobel Prize
Doris Lessing pulled up in a black cab where a media horde was waiting Thursday in front of her leafy north London home. Reporters opened the door and told her she had won the Nobel Prize for literature, to which she responded: "Oh Christ! ... I couldn't
Posted on 11 October 2007 | 11:12 am
Nobel Literature Prize Excerpts
Excerpts from the Swedish Academy's citation awarding the 2007 Nobel Prize in literature to Doris Lessing:
Posted on 11 October 2007 | 7:36 am
Briton Wins Nobel Literature Prize
English writer Doris Lessing, who ended her formal schooling at age 13 and went on to write novels that explored relationships between the genders and races, won the 2007 Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday.
Posted on 11 October 2007 | 12:02 am