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News item: 17 November 2013

Doris Lessing, the distinguished literary author who besides many other honours in her long career won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature, died on 17 November at the age of 94. Several of her novels had fantastic or futuristic content; she made unashamed use of science-fiction devices in the Canopus in Argos: Archives sequence which opens with Shikasta (1979). Doris Lessing was a guest of honour at the 1987 UK Worldcon held in Brighton.



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