Female writers in Africa enter an exciting
Business Day (registration)Female writers in Africa enter an exciting new chapterBusiness Day (registration)"Southern African women writers such as Nadine Gordimer, Doris Lessing, Bessie Head and Miriam Tiali are well known throughout the world." The symposium creates a platform for dialogue, discussion and workshops for aspiring writers in a similar vein to ...
Posted on 12 September 2017 | 8:32 pm
“Patriarchy knows no religion”: director
Salon“Patriarchy knows no religion”: director Alankrita Shrivastava ... - SalonSalonSilenced by censors initially, a story of the hardships and triumphs of women living in small town India has soared.and more »
Posted on 12 September 2017 | 4:20 pm
Blade Runner Screens at Millenium Fandom
Vegas SevenBlade Runner Screens at Millenium Fandom Bar, Artisanal Foods Teaches a Lesson in CharcuterieVegas SevenThe Writer's Block's Bourbon Book Club is back. Attendees can sip on a selected bourbon while discussing Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook. 6 p.m., thewritersblock.org. We might have professional sports now but the Legendary Pole Classic is a sport ...
Posted on 6 September 2017 | 10:29 am
Top 10 books about teaching - The Guardian
The GuardianTop 10 books about teachingThe GuardianAn honourable mention in this context needs to go to Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook, whose preface to its 1971 edition is a clarion call for the literary autodidact, with this lacerating assessment: “Ideally, what should be said to every child ...
Posted on 6 September 2017 | 2:01 am
St Bees solo artist appears on podcast
NW Evening MailSt Bees solo artist appears on podcast episode ahead of festival showNW Evening MailOn the episode, she plays her original tracks that are lyrically-inspired by artists such as Nick Drake and Martha Tilston, as well as authors including Robert Macfarlane and Doris Lessing, and also takes on one of Martha Tilston's songs, Artificial.
Posted on 29 August 2017 | 4:06 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