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Susan Watkins is principal lecturer in English at the School of Cultural Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University, where her main teaching interests are in 20th-century women's fiction and feminist theory. She is a founder member of the Contemporary Women's Writing Network, and was academic coordinator of the second international Doris Lessing conference, held in July 2007.
The Nobel literature award honours an eternal outsider whose critical distance from orthodoxy fuels her work's...