NPR logo Doris May Lessing

Books

Doris May Lessing

Books by Doris May Lessing

Doris May Lessing has written books about:

NPR stories about Doris May Lessing

Doris Lessing, pictured here in 2006, once refused to allow the queen to declare her a dame of the British Empire, because — as the author put it — "There is no British Empire." Martin Cleaver/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Martin Cleaver/AP

Fresh Air Remembers 'Golden Notebook' Author Doris Lessing

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/245955408/245987333" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Author Doris Lessing died Sunday at the age of 94. Lessing won the 2007 Nobel Prize for literature for a life's work which included around 40 books and collections of essays and memoirs. Shaun Curry/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Shaun Curry/AFP/Getty Images

How Writer Doris Lessing Didn't Want To Be Remembered

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/245822524/245809962" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

British author Doris Lessing (L) shows her prize insignia of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature at the Wallace Collection in London in 2008. Shaun Curry /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Shaun Curry /AFP/Getty Images

Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize-Winning Author, Dies

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/245769762/245913416" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Give A Book (And Yourself) This Holiday Season

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/97132996/98204820" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Doris Lessing Revisits — And Rewrites — The Past

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/95223031/95394703" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Doris Lessing Mines Gold In 'Alfred And Emily'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/93528963/93540735" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Literature Nobel Awarded to Writer Doris Lessing

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/15195588/15198453" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Lessing's 'The Cleft' Ponders Origins of Life

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/12577125/12577135" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript