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Doris Lessing: Best Nobel Reaction Ever

Dwight Garner found it before me, but I couldn’t resist featuring this clip of Doris Lessing‘s gobsmacked response to being told of her Nobel victory by a reporter.

And now a second author picks up a Nobel this week, as the Peace Prize goes to Al Gore.

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