From: Lasse Stenholm
Location: Sthlm, Sweden
And the funny thing was; earlier today, before the announcement, I said to a colleague: "Who cares abt the Nobel price in literature anyway? No SF-writer will ever get it anyway!" And until this year I've still more or less always followed the announcement with interest, since 1984.
But what happens, an "obscure" British SF-writer gets it and also mentions Greg Bear's Blood Music as a great influence! :)
From: Greg Bear
She nows joins the roster of William Golding and Rudyard Kipling, both writers of science fiction, of course! Doris Lessing is hardly obscure, however. She's one of the most well-known and influential writers in the last sixty years.