Doris Lessing

One of my all-time favorites died this morning at her London home.  I will never forget reading The Four-Gated City during my first research trip to London, sitting in the top floor of my room in the mice-infested B&B near Kings Cross Station and sweating it out in July.  Lessing opened my eyes in the way only she could do.

Here she is when she received the Nobel Prize in 2007.