Trinidad-born U.Ok. author V.S. Naipaul, who gained the Nobel Prize for literature in 2001, has died at his dwelling in London. He was 85.
Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, who started writing within the 1950s, gained quite a few coveted literary awards all through his profession, throughout which he wrote critically acclaimed novels similar to A Home for Mr Biswas, In a Free State and A Bend within the River.
In a press release, his spouse, Nadira Naipaul, known as him a “large in all that he achieved” and stated he had died surrounded by “these he beloved having lived a life which was stuffed with great creativity and endeavour.”
Received scholarship to Oxford
Born in Trinidad in 1932 into an Indian household, Naipaul was raised in relative poverty. He moved to England at 18 after receiving a scholarship to College Faculty, Oxford.
He wrote his first novel whereas at Oxford, nevertheless it was not printed. He left college in 1954 and located a job as a cataloguer in London’s Nationwide Portrait Gallery.
His first printed novel, The Mystic Masseur in 1955, was poorly obtained at first however the next yr gained the primary of his literary awards, the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize for younger authors.
He obtained a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth in 1989.
“Once I learnt to write down I grew to become my very own grasp; I grew to become very sturdy, and that energy is with me to this very day,” he advised Reuters in 2010.