V. S. Naipaul

1932 - 2018

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Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul (; 17 August 1932 – 11 August 2018), commonly known as V. S. Naipaul and, familiarly, Vidia Naipaul, was a Trinidad and Tobago–born British writer of works of fiction and nonfiction in English. He is known for his comic early novels set in Trinidad, his bleaker novels of alienation in the wider world, and his vigilant chronicles of life and travels. He wrote in prose that was widely admired, but his views sometimes aroused controversy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of V. S. Naipaul has received more than 1,997,186 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 87 in 2019). V. S. Naipaul is the 877th most popular writer (down from 847th in 2019), the most popular biography from Trinidad and Tobago and the most popular Trinidadian Writer.

V.S. Naipaul is a Trinidadian-born British author who is most famous for his novels and essays about the former British colonies in the Caribbean.

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  • 90

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  • 6.64

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Notable Works

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Among writers, V. S. Naipaul ranks 877 out of 5,794Before him are Kobayashi Issa, Nestor the Chronicler, Tukaram, Władysław Reymont, Bruce Chatwin, and Luqman. After him are Venantius Fortunatus, Anna Seghers, Laura de Noves, Tannhäuser, Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, and Walter Lippmann.

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Among people born in 1932, V. S. Naipaul ranks 57Before him are Stéphane Audran, Vladimir Ivashko, Sheldon Lee Glashow, Harriet Andersson, Melvin Schwartz, and John Updike. After him are Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner, Anatoliy Solovianenko, Peter Eisenman, Robert Mundell, Khaled al-Asaad, and Nagisa Oshima. Among people deceased in 2018, V. S. Naipaul ranks 39Before him are Riccardo Giacconi, Roy J. Glauber, Stéphane Audran, Richard E. Taylor, Gudrun Burwitz, and Bernard Lewis. After him are Jens Christian Skou, Charles K. Kao, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Scott Wilson, Claude Lanzmann, and Jamal Khashoggi.

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In Trinidad and Tobago

Among people born in Trinidad and Tobago, V. S. Naipaul ranks 1 out of 56After him are Haddaway (1965), Nicki Minaj (1982), George Maxwell Richards (1931), Billy Ocean (1950), Paula-Mae Weekes (1958), Dwight Yorke (1971), Edmundo Ros (1910), Stokely Carmichael (1941), Steven Pressfield (1943), Michael Fisher (1931), and Imran N. Hosein (1942).

Among WRITERS In Trinidad and Tobago

Among writers born in Trinidad and Tobago, V. S. Naipaul ranks 1After him are Steven Pressfield (1943) and C. L. R. James (1901).