I cheered in bed this morning when I heard the voice on the radio say that Doris Lessing was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. It's been a long time coming, and I was very happy to hear it.
When I was in the Peace Corps and after, I got exposed to lots of different literature, stuff I'd never run into in high school or even among my college friends (some of whom were quite well read in their areas of interest). Reading Lessing's works challenged me on all sorts of levels; she was one of the reasons I thought about literature when I returned to school.
All day, in my mind, I've been cheering this Nobel Prize.