Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul

Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul (born August 17, 1932) is a British novelist of Hindu heritage from Trinidad and Tobago.

In 2001, two of his books, A House for Mr Biswas and A Bend in the River would both be on the list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century by the editorial board of the American Modern Library. He is married to Lady Nadira

Awards:

Fiction
  • The Mystic Masseur - (1957)
  • The Suffrage of Elvira - (1958)
  • Miguel Street - (1959)
  • A House for Mr Biswas - (1961)
  • Mr. Stone and the Knight's Companion - (1963)
  • A Flag on the Island - (1967)
  • The Mimic Men - (1967)
  • The Loss of Eldorado - (1969)
  • In a Free State - (1971)
  • Guerillas - (1975)
  • A Bend in the River - (1979)
  • Finding the Centre - (1984)
  • The Enigma of Arrival - (1987)
  • A Way in the World - (1994)
  • Half a Life - (2001)

Non-fiction

  • The Middle Passage: Impressions of Five Societies - British, French and Dutch in the West Indies and South America (1962)
  • And Area of Darkness (1964)
  • The Overcrowded Barracoon and Other Articles (1972)
  • India: A Wounded Civilization (1977)
  • A Congo Diary (1980)
  • The Return of Eva Perón (1980)
  • Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey (1981)
  • Finding the Centre (1984)
  • A Turn in the South (1989)
  • India: A Million Mutinies Now (1990)
  • Homeless by Choice (1992, with R. Jhabvala and S. Rushdie)
  • Bombay (1994, with Raghubir Singh)
  • Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions among the Converted Peoples (1998)
  • Between Father and Son: Family Letters (1999, edited by Gillon Aitken)

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