V. S. Naipaul

Novelist V. S. Naipaul

Full Name: Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
Profession: Novelist

United Kingdom

Biography: 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
Birthplace: Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo

Died: August 11, 2018 (aged 85)

Historical Events

  • 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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