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Celebrating an Extraordinary Life


UEA's celebration of Doris Lessing's centenary is a collaboration between the British Archive for Contemporary Writing (BACW) and the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing (LDC). 

Other partners include: Doris Lessing Literary Trustees (Nicola Solomon, Chief Executive of the Society of Authors and Ann Evans, Jonathan Clowes Ltd).

We are also working in association with Doris Lessing's authorised biographer, Patrick French


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The Doris Lessing 100 academic conference is organised by Dr. Matthew Taunton and Dr. Nonia Williams, of the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing.

If you're interested in contributing to the conference, please view the call for papers and contact

For queries about other aspects of the centenary celebrations, please contact the BACW Archivist, Justine Mann

You can also keep up to date with the conference on Twitter and Facebook.