V. S. Naipaul (3100 words)

V.S. Naipaul (17 August 1932-) is one of the greatest literary figures of the 20th century, widely recognized not only for the stylistic grace of his prose, but also for the impressive variety of his topics and the probingly contemplative orientation of his writing. In some of his novels, particularly those that deal with his Trinidad childhood and youth, he also excels in humorous narratives full of sympathy for the characters they so unflinchingly expose. For his outstanding literary achievement, Naipaul was awarded the Booker Prize in 1971, a knighthood for his services to literature in 1990, and the Nobel Prize for literature in 2001, which recognized in particular the outstanding value of his philosophical novel The …

We have have no profile for this entry. If you are a qualified scholar and you wish to write for The Literary Encyclopedia, please click here to contact us.

Radovic, Stanka. "V. S. Naipaul". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 October 2014
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5122, accessed 19 April 2018.]

Related Groups

  1. Postcolonial literature - Britain, The Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand
  2. Nobel Prize-winners

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.