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V. S. Naipaul

V. S. NaipaulAKA Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul

Born: 17-Aug-1932
Birthplace: Chaguanas, Trinidad

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Asian/Indian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: England
Executive summary: A House for Mr. Biswas

Brother: Seepersad Naipaul
Brother: Shiva Naipaul
Brother: Neil Bissoondath
Wife: Patricia Ann Hale (m. 1955)

    High School: Queen's Royal College, Port of Spain
    University: University College, Oxford University

    Man Booker Prize for Fiction 1971 for In a Free State
    Nobel Prize for Literature 2001
    Knighthood 1990

Author of books:
The Mystic Masseur (1957, novel)
The Suffrage of Elvira (1958, novel)
Miguel Street (1959, novel)
A House for Mr. Biswas (1961, novel)
The Five Societies -- British, French, and Dutch -- in the West Indies (1963, nonfiction)
An Area of Darkness (1965, nonfiction)
A Flag on the Island (1967, short stories)
The Mimic Men (1967, novel)
In a Free State (1971, short stories)
Guerrillas (1975)
India: A Wounded Civilization (1977, nonfiction)
A Bend in the River (1979)
Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey (1981, nonfiction)
The Enigma of Arrival (1987, novel)
India: A Million Mutinies Now (1990, nonfiction)
A Way in the World (1994)



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