Doris Lessing: Nobel Prize winner, badass mama jama, friend to animals, writers and Commies. She tells the Times of London: "It’s lovely to have money to give away—that’s the bonus of winning the Nobel. I support Oxfam, Shelter and Centrepoint. I’ve also got a fondness for a local cat-and-dog home and an organisation to help writers. I was much too proud to write begging letters when I was broke. Miraculously, two people I’d never met said they’d heard I was hard up and enclosed some money. They were communists and told me that when I had enough I should pass on the money to somebody else who needed it. I’ve been doing it ever since." [Times of London via Esquire]