Thought you’d like to know… George Michael’s favourite author, Doris Lessing, has just been awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature. Congratulations Doris! On hearing the news, the writer said,
“(In the 1960s) they sent one of their minions especially to tell me they didn’t like me at the Nobel Prize and I would never get it… So now they’ve decided they’re going to give it to me. So why? I mean, why do they like me any better now than they did then? They can’t give a Nobel to someone who’s dead, so I think they were probably thinking they had better give it to me now before I popped off… I’ve won it. I’m very pleased and now we’re going to have a lot of speeches and flowers and it will be very nice.“
Good stuff! As well as the honour of receiving the Nobel Prize, Lessing will also receive £763,000 (c. $1.5 million USD). Not much, when you think about it – I mean, it’s not even enough to hire George Michael to perform at your Nobel celebration party….