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|Born||17 August 1932|
Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago
|Died||11 August 2018 (aged 85)|
London, England, U.K.
Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, TC (17 August 1932 in Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago – 11 August 2018 in London) was a British writer. He was born in Trinidad and Tobago. He lived in Wiltshire. He was better known as V. S. Naipaul. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He was the first person of Indian origin to win a Booker Prize (1971).
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Bibliography[change | change source]
- The Mystic Masseur (novel) - (1957) (film version: The Mystic Masseur (2001))
- The Suffrage of Elvira - (1958)
- Miguel Street - (1959)
- A House for Mr Biswas - (1961)
- Mr. Stone and the Knights Companion - (1963)
- A Flag on the Island - (1967)
- The Mimic Men - (1967)
- In a Free State - (1971)
- Guerrillas - (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)
- Magic Seeds - (2004)
- The Middle Passage: Impressions of Five Societies - British, French and Dutch in the West Indies and South America (1962)
- An Area of Darkness (1964)
- The Loss of El Dorado - (1969)
- The Overcrowded Barracoon and Other Articles (1972)
- India: A Wounded Civilization (1977)
- A Congo Diary (1980)
- The Return of Eva Perón and the Killings in Trinidad (1980)
- Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey (1981)
- Finding the Centre (1984)
- Reading & Writing: A Personal Account (2000)
- 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)
- The Writer and the World: Essays - (2002)
- Literary Occasions: Essays (2003, by Pankaj Mishra)
- A Writer's People: Ways of Looking and Feeling (2007)
Further reading[change | change source]
- Girdharry, Arnold (2004) The Wounds of Naipaul and the Women in His Indian Trilogy (Copley).
- Barnouw, Dagmar (2003) Naipaul's Strangers (Indiana University Press).
- Dissanayake, Wimal (1993) Self and Colonial Desire: Travel Writings of V.S. Naipaul (P. Lang).
- Hamner, Robert (1973). V.S. Naipaul (Twayne).
- Hammer, Robert ed. (1979) Critical Perspectives on V.S. Naipaul (Heinemann).
- Hayward, Helen (2002) The Enigma of V.S. Naipaul: Sources and Contexts (Macmillan).
- Hughes, Peter (1988) V.S. Naipaul (Routledge).
- Jarvis, Kelvin (1989) V.S. Naipaul: A Selective Bibliography with Annotations, 1957–1987 (Scarecrow).
- Jussawalla, Feroza, ed. (1997) Conversations with V.S. Naipaul (University Press of Mississippi).
- Kelly, Richard (1989) V.S. Naipaul (Continuum).
- Khan, Akhtar Jamal (1998) V.S. Naipaul: A Critical Study (Creative Books)
- King, Bruce (1993) V.S. Naipaul (Macmillan).
- King, Bruce (2003) V.S. Naipaul, 2nd ed (Macmillan)
- Kramer, Jane (13 April 1980) From the Third World, an assessment of Naipaul's work in the New York Times Book Review.
- Levy, Judith (1995) V.S. Naipaul: Displacement and Autobiography (Garland).
- Nightingale, Peggy (1987) Journey through Darkness: The Writing of V.S. Naipaul (University of Queensland Press).
- Said, Edward (1986) Intellectuals in the Post-Colonial World (Salmagundi).
- Theroux, Paul (1998) Sir Vidia's Shadow: A Friendship across Five Continents (Houghton Mifflin).
- Theroux, Paul (1972). V.S. Naipaul: An Introduction to His Work (Deutsch).
- Weiss, Timothy F (1992) On the Margins: The Art of Exile in V.S. Naipaul (University of Massachusetts Press).
References[change | change source]
- Rachel Donadio (11 August 2018). "V.S. Naipaul, Delver of Colonialism Through Unsparing Books, Dies at 85". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 12 August 2018. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
- Richard Lea (11 August 2018). "VS Naipaul, Nobel prize-winning British author, dies aged 85". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Open Directory Project - V.S. Naipaul directory category
- Editing Vidia, by Diana Athill, a memoir of Naipaul by his editor
- A literary Brown Sahib Archived 2007-12-25 at the Wayback Machine