Aged 87 she was the oldest author to win. One of the British writer's best known books is The Golden Notebook.
1962. Time Magazine included the novel in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005
Regarded as one of Lessing's most important works. The book, which finishes like a science fiction story with its bloody end to an epoch, created a stir upon publication, with claims that the novel promoted communism.
The novel was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and received The W.H. Smith Literary Award (1985) and the Italian Mondello Prize (1985)
Lessing won the Nobel Prize in Literature. She was described by the Swedish Academy as "that epicist of the female experience, who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny". Lessing is the 11th woman to win the prize in its 106-year history, and also the oldest person ever to win the literature award.
Lessing won the Nobel Prize for Literature. It is the first book in her five-book Canopus in Argos series.
Lessing won the Nobel Prize for Literature. A dystopian novel that was made into a film in 1981
London home of Molly Jacob, from 'The Golden Notebook", 1962