"Dame Iris Murdoch" Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire/DBE was an Irish-born British author and philosopher, best known for her novels about good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the power of the unconscious. Her first published novel, Under the Net, was selected in 1998 as one of Modern Library 100 Best Novels/Modern Library's 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. In 1987, she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. In 2008, The Times ranked Murdoch twelfth on a list of "The 50 greatest British literature/British writers since 1945".If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous writers! More Iris Murdoch on Wikipedia.