13 May 2008

Lessing: Nobel win a 'disaster'

I reported Doris Lessing won the Nobel Prize in Literature here a while back. It's apparently time for an update. Now, according to BBC News, she says "...winning the prestigious award in 2007 had been a 'bloody disaster'. The increased media interest in her has meant that writing a full novel was next to impossible... Since her Nobel win she has been constantly in demand, she said. 'All I do is give interviews and spend time being photographed.' Speaking about her writing, she said: 'It has stopped, I don't have any energy any more.'" Read more.

I'm sorry to hear about her troubles. :(
I guess the lesson for authors is: don't get distracted from writing!

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