Sunday, October 14, 2007

Doris Lessing Reacts to Nobel Win

On Thursday it was announced that British author Doris Lessing won the Nobel Prize for Literature, making her the oldest person to ever win the literature prize.

I first saw Ms. Lessing's response to learning the news on Galleycat here Friday morning. I was so tickled by the eighty-seven-year-old's response of "Christ!" that I went looking to see if I could find more.

Of course, YouTube had a Reuters' clip, which I'm attaching here.

Lessing took a lot of critical heat when she began writing sci-fi in the seventies. I wonder if that's what she's alluding to in this clip with her repeated references to "It's been thirty years."

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