Nobel-winning Novelist VS Naipaul dies aged 85

Nobel prize-winning novelist VS Naipaul died in his London home Saturday. He was 85

Naipaul wrote 30 books including The Mystic Masseur, his first 1957 novel, Miguel Street and A House of Mr Biswas.

He was born to Hindu immigrants in 1932 near Port of Spain, Trindad and moved in teens to England where he study at Oxford university.

Naipaul received the Booker Prize in 1971 and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth

The Nobel judges singled out as his “masterpiece” the 1987 work “The Enigma of Arrival”.

Many of his novels are semi-autobiographical with “A House of Mr Biswas” clearly modelled on the author, his father and the house in which family lived.

The house was turned to the Naipaul House and Literary Museum in St James, Port Spain in Trinidad.

 

 

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