LONDON — Trinidad-born British author V.S. Naipul, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2001, has died at his residence in London aged 85, the BBC noted on Saturday.
Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, who began writing in the 1950s, won a lot of coveted literary awards in the course of his vocation in the course of which he wrote critically acclaimed novels this sort of as “A Home for Mr Biswas”, “In a Absolutely free Condition” and “A Bend in the River”.
In a assertion, his spouse Nadira Naipaul termed him a “large in all that he realized” and mentioned he experienced died surrounded by “those people he beloved possessing lived a everyday living which was whole of wonderful creativeness and endeavour”, the BBC said.
Born in Trinidad in 1932 into an Indian spouse and children, Naipaul was lifted in relative poverty. He moved to England at 18 right after obtaining a scholarship to University Faculty, Oxford.
He wrote his to start with novel while at Oxford, but it was not printed. He remaining college in 1954 and located a work as a cataloguer in London’s National Portrait Gallery.
His initially printed novel, “”The Mystic Masseur”, published in 1955, was inadequately acquired at initially but the following yr won the to start with of his literary awards, the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize for young authors.
He gained a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth in 1989.
“When I learnt to write I grew to become my very own master, I turned very potent, and that power is with me to this quite day,” he explained to Reuters in 2010.