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Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul was born of Indian ancestry in Chaguanas, Trinidad on August 17, 1932. He was educated at University College, Oxford and lived in Great Britain since 1950. From 1954 to 1956, he edited a radio program on literature for the British Broadcasting Corporation's Caribbean Service. His first novel, The Mystic Masseur, was published in 1957. His other novels included A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, Guerrillas, and Half a Life. In a Free State won the Booker Prize in 1971. He started writing nonfiction in the 1960s. His first nonfiction book, The Middle Passage, was published in 1962. His other nonfiction works included An Area of Darkness, Among the Believers, Beyond Belief, and A Turn in the South. He was knighted in 1990 and received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001. He died on August 11, 2018 at the age of 85. (Bowker Author Biography)
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A House for Mr Biswas 3,114 copies, 63 reviews
A Bend in the River 2,934 copies, 54 reviews
Half a Life 1,370 copies, 21 reviews
In a Free State 1,019 copies, 23 reviews
The Enigma of Arrival 994 copies, 16 reviews
An Area of Darkness 767 copies, 14 reviews
India: A Million Mutinies Now 734 copies, 6 reviews
Miguel Street 679 copies, 14 reviews
The Mystic Masseur 652 copies, 11 reviews
A Way in the World 609 copies, 4 reviews
India: A Wounded Civilization 599 copies, 7 reviews
The Mimic Men 592 copies, 7 reviews
Guerrillas 588 copies, 4 reviews
A Turn in the South 523 copies, 10 reviews
Magic Seeds 520 copies, 7 reviews
Literary Occasions: Essays 260 copies, 3 reviews
The Return of Eva Peron 234 copies, 3 reviews
Finding the Center 180 copies, 4 reviews
The Overcrowded Barracoon 76 copies, 2 reviews
Vintage Naipaul 30 copies
Sacrifices 2 copies
Bim 1 copy
Points of View: Revised Edition (Contributor) 378 copies, 6 reviews
Best of Modern Humor (Contributor) 271 copies, 3 reviews
Granta 57: India! The Golden Jubilee (Contributor) 183 copies
Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (Contributor) 141 copies, 3 reviews
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (Contributor) 131 copies, 1 review
The Norton Book of Travel (Contributor) 105 copies, 1 review
The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories (Contributor) 84 copies, 1 review
The Picador Book of Journeys (Contributor) 49 copies
Trinidad Noir: The Classics (Contributor) 33 copies, 8 reviews
Naar huis (Contributor) 13 copies
Bombay: Gateway of India (Conversation with) 12 copies
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