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Doris Lessing wins Noble Prize in Literature

The Noble Prizes were created when founder Alfred B. Nobel (1833-96) bequeathed $9 mil, the interest on which was to be distributed yearly to those judged to have most benefited humankind in physics, chemistry, medicine-physiology, literature, and promotion of peace. Prizes were first awarded in 1901. The 1st prize in economics was awarded in 1969, funded by Sweden's central bank. Each prize is now worth about 10 mil Swedish kroner (about $1.3 mil). The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2007

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Click on Doris Lessing who just won the Noble Prize in Literature.

Check out our web site to see what other books we carry by this author. Doris May Lessing also wrote under the names Jane Somers and Doris Taylor.

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