The much acclaimed British novelist, poet, playwright, short story writer and biographer, Doris Lessing has died aged 94 years. Born in Persia (present day Iran), she spent her formative and young adult life in Southern Rhodesia (present day Zimbabwe), before moving to England in 1949. Author of over 50 novels she was awarded The David Cohen Prize for lifetime’s achievement in British Literature in 2001 and The Nobel prize in Literature in 2007. The Grass is Singing was her first novel, published in 1950. Her best known novels were, The Golden Notebook published in 1962 and The Good Terrorist, published in 1985. Her last novel, Alfred and Emily, semi-biographical fiction was published in 2008.