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Doris Lessing has become the 11th woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, reports The Guardian.

Announcing the award, the Swedish academy described Lessing as an “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.”

Find out more about her here

(Thanks to Beatriz for the heads up)