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Doris Lessing, Nobel-Winning Writer on Race, Gender, Dies

Doris Lessing, the British author awarded a Nobel Prize in literature for a lifetime of writing about gender and race, drawing on her own upbringing in Africa, has died. She was 94.

Lessing died yesterday at her home in north London, where she lived for the past two decades, her publisher, HarperCollins, said in an e-mailed statement.