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Nobel Winning Author Doris Lessing Dies

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FILE - British novelist Doris Lessing is seen in a January 30, 2008, photo.

FILE - British novelist Doris Lessing is seen in a January 30, 2008, photo.

Nobel prize winning British author Doris Lessing has died at the age of 94 in London.

Best known for the 1962 novel "The Golden Notebook," which today is considered a landmark feminist work, Lessing became the oldest winner of the Nobel Prize in 2007, just short of her 88th birthday.

Lessing wrote more than 50 other works ranging from political critiques to science fiction, many of them inspired by her experiences of a lonely childhood in Africa and involvement in radical leftist politics.

The cause of her death was not disclosed.
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