The End of the Affair: With plenty of reflection on the novel-writing process and insights into the obsessive mind of the writer, Maurice Bendrix (played in Neil Jordan’s film adapatation by Ralph Fiennes) is an intriguing antihero, loosely based on Graham Greene himself

The End of the Affair, Graham Greene (1951) Set in London, Greene’s novel follows writer Maurice Bendrix in the closing months of the second Wo(...)

Linda Spalding: “Since no Irish author could be overrated, they must all be underrated. Ireland is the origin of authorial species.” Photograph: Jeff Nolte

Linda Spalding won the 2012 Canadian governor-general’s award for The Purchase (Sandstone (...)

Doris Lessing on the doorstep of her London home after being told she had won the Nobel Prize for literature in October 2007.  Photograph:  Reuters

Doris Lessing, who has died aged 94, was one of the major fiction writers of the second half of the 20th century, producing dozens of novels, short st(...)

Doris Lessing  died peacefully at her London home in the early hours of the morning, publisher HarperCollins said in a statement. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

Nobel Prize-winning novelist Doris Lessing - one of the most important English-language writers of the late 20th century - has died aged 94, her pub(...)