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V S Naipaul


(Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul)
UK flag (1932 - )
Brother of Shiva Naipaul

Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, Kt., better known as V. S. Naipaul, is a Trinidadian-born British writer of Indo-Trinidadian descent, currently resident in Wiltshire.

Naipaul was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001 and knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1990.

He is the son, older brother, uncle, and cousin of published authors Seepersad Naipaul, Shiva Naipaul, Neil Bissoondath, and Vahni Capildeo, respectively. His current wife is Nadira Naipaul, a former journalist.
 
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Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel winner (1971) : In a Free State
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1979) : A Bend in the River
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (1996) : A Way in the World
Nobel Prize in Literature Lifetime Achievement winner (2001)


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V S Naipaul recommends

The Alchemy of Desire (2005)
Tarun Tejpal
"At last - a new and brilliantly original novel from India."

The Journey of Anders Sparrman (2010)
Per Wästberg
"An original and hypnotic narrative."

Noon (2011)
Aatish Taseer
"A young writer to watch."


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