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Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize Winning Author, Dies at 94

David Levenson/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Nobel prize winning author Doris Lessing has died in London at the age of 94.

Lessing was the author of more than 55 works, including the Golden Notebook, Memoirs of a Survivor, and The Summer Before the Dark.

She tackled female issues that were often ignored, which brought her such fame Lessing referred to it as an albatross.

In 2007, Lessing won the Nobel Prize for Literature for her skepticism, fire, and visonary power. She was only the 11th woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, and at the age of 88, she became the prize's oldest winner.

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