Doris Lessing (1919-2013) was a novelist and poet, considered one of the best British writers. She received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2007, becoming the oldest person to have this honour.
She moved from England to South Africa, but was banned from the country due to her anti-apartheid campaigning. Her first novel, The Grass Is Singing, was published in 1950, and became a classic. She used her Nobel Lecture, On Not Winning the Nobel Prize, to raise awareness of global inequality, and to raise money for children affected by HIV/AIDS.