Nobel Prize winner, British author, Naipaul dies at 85


The family of Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, has announced the death of the Nobel Prize for literature winner saying that “he died surrounded by those he loved having lived a life which was full of wonderful creativity and endeavour.”

Lady Naipual, wife of the British author, made this known in a statement in which she said he died on Saturday.

Naipaul wrote more than 30 books and won the Nobel Literature Prize in 2001. Born in Trinidad, the son of an Indian civil servant studied English literature at Oxford University before basing his life in England. But he spent much of his time travelling and became a symbol of modern rootlessness.

Awarding him the Nobel, the Swedish Academy said he was a “literary circumnavigator, only ever really at home in himself, in his inimitable voice”. Many of his works examined the traumas of post-colonial change. One of his major novels was the semi-autobiographical “A House for Mr Biswas”, which looked at the almost impossible task for Indian immigrants in the Caribbean of trying to integrate into society while keeping hold of their roots.

He was one of the first winners of the Booker Prize, now Britain’s leading literary award, in 1971 for “In A Free State.” Naipaul was also outspoken throughout his career, likening former British prime minister Tony Blair to a pirate at the head of a socialist revolution.  He was also disparaging about female novelists, described post-colonial countries as “half-made societies” and argued that Islam both enslaved and attempted to wipe out other cultures.

Comment With Facebook

Comments (180)

  1. This is a bleeding fascinating post. Report register my site Ophelia Cache

  2. The author is known by the domain name of Violeta but she never really liked that name. My friends say it is not good for me but things i love doing is to jog and I’ll be starting another thing along on it. For years he’s been currently in Vermont. I am currently a cashier and it is something I really enjoy. You can find my website here: #link#

  3. Just wish to say your article is as amazing. The clarity in your post
    is simply excellent and i could assume you’re an expert on this subject.
    Fine with your permission allow me to grab your RSS feed
    to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry on the enjoyable work.

  4. Keep on working, great job!|

  5. If you want to increase your experience only keep visiting this web page and be updated with the hottest news update posted here.|

  6. There are certainly a lot of details like that to take into consideration. That is a great point to bring up. I offer the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly there are questions like the one you bring up where the most important thing will be working in honest good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged around things like that, but I am sure that your job is clearly identified as a fair game. Both boys and girls feel the impact of just a moment?s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.

  7. My coder is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses. But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using WordPress on several websites for about a year and am nervous about switching to another platform. I have heard excellent things about Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress content into it? Any kind of help would be really appreciated!|

  8. Hi! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this site? I’m getting fed up of WordPress because I’ve had problems with hackers and I’m looking at options for another platform. I would be fantastic if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.|

  9. Appreciate this post. Will try it out.|

  10. Hi my friend! I wish to say that this article is amazing, great written and come with approximately all significant infos. I’d like to see extra posts like this .|

  11. bad past [url=]cheap viagra[/url] viagra 100mg cheap viagra unfortunately psychology

  12. Hey there! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could get a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having problems finding one? Thanks a lot!|

  13. Excellent post. I am facing many of these issues as well..|

  14. pharmacy viagra [url=]cheap viagra online[/url] viagra soft pills cheap viagra online buy viagra online without prescription

  15. Undeniably believe that which you said. Your favorite reason seemed to be on the web the simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed while people think about worries that they just don’t know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people can take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thanks|

  16. If some one wants expert view regarding blogging and site-building then i suggest him/her to visit this web site, Keep up the good work.|

  17. You in reality form it appear so loose with
    your presentation simply I chance this weigh to be rattling something that I cogitate I would never realise.
    It seems excessively complicated and rattling full for me. I am
    looking for onward for your following post, I’ll try
    to pay back the hang up of it!

  18. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I do not know who you are but definitely you’re going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!|

  19. This is the right blog for anyone who wants to find out about this topic. You realize so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually would want?HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great!

  20. Hello. Let me introduce writer. Her name is Mahalia Buchholtz. I am currently a procurement officer and the salary may be really meeting. Solving puzzles is what she loves doing. Vermont has always been my living place even so will must move in a year or double. If you want to find out more the look at my website: #link#

  21. This design is incredible! You obviously know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Fantastic job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!|

  22. Today, I went to the beach with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!|

  23. Hello it’s me, I am also visiting this website regularly, this web page is really nice and the visitors are genuinely sharing pleasant thoughts.|

  24. I’m gone to tell my little brother, that he should also pay a visit this blog on regular basis to get updated from latest news update.|

  25. Thankfulness to my father who informed me concerning
    this blog, this blog is in fact remarkable.

    my web blog :: best CBD oil

  26. Excellent post. Keep posting such kind of info on your page. Im really impressed by your site.

  27. I would like to thank you for the efforts you have put in penning this site.
    I am hoping to view the same high-grade content from you in the future as well.

    In fact, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my
    own, personal site now 😉

    My blog – CBD oil UK

  28. Hi! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after going
    through many of the articles I realized it’s new to me.

    Regardless, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back regularly!

    Check out my blog post … CBD oil for anxiety

Comment here