V. S. Naipaul

Novelist V. S. Naipaul Full Name: V. S. Naipaul [Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul]

United Kingdom

Profession: Novelist
Why Famous: V.S. Naipaul is the recipient of the 2001 Nobel Prize for Literature. He has published more than 30 books both of fiction and nonfiction over 50 years.

Naipaul's best-regarded works include "A House for Mr Biswas" (1961), "In a Free State", which won the 1971 Booker Prize and "A Bend in the River" (1979). He was knighted in 1990.

Born: August 17, 1932 (86 years old)
Birthplace: Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo

Historical Events in the Life of V. S. Naipaul

  • 2001-10-11 Caribbean writer V.S. Naipaul is awarded the Noble Prize for Literature

Quotes by V. S. Naipaul

  • "One isn't born one's self. One is born with a mass of expectations, a mass of other people's ideas — and you have to work through it all."

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