Doris Lessing was born on the 22nd of October 1919. She was a British novelist, biographer and short story writer, but she also enjoyed writing poetry. Her most famous novels are: "The Grass is Singing" and "The Good Terrorist". She has also authored five novels which are collectively known as "Canopus in Argos: Archives".
In 2007, Lessing was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. She was the 11th woman and the oldest person ever to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. She passed away on the 17th of November 2013.