V. S. Naipaul

V. S. Naipaul

Born: August 17, 1932

Nationality: Trinidadian

Occupation: Novelist, essayist

Biography: Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad V. S. Naipaul, TC is an Indo-Trinidadian-British writer known for his novels focusing on the legacy of the British Empire's colonialism. He has also written works of non-fiction, such as travel writing and essays.

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Source/Notes: Quoted in V.S. Naipaul in Search of Himself: A Conversation with Mel Gussow, The New York Times, (24 April 1994)