British author Doris Lessing has died at the age of 94.

The writer passed away at her London home on Sunday (17Nov13), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Lessing penned more than 50 works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry including The Golden Notebook, Memoirs of a Survivor and The Summer Before the Dark.

She became the oldest recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007, when she won the award for her life's work aged 88.