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V. S. Naipaul

1932 - 2018

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Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul (; 17 August 1932 – 11 August 2018) was a Trinidadian-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 2,269,441 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). V. S. Naipaul is the 822nd most popular writer (up from 877th 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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  • 95

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.83

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  • 6.77

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, V. S. Naipaul ranks 822 out of 5,755Before him are Heliodorus of Emesa, Milorad Pavić, Jean Anouilh, Philip Pullman, Stesichorus, and Zhang Sanfeng. After him are Aelius Donatus, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Pope Dionysius of Alexandria, Bhāsa, Viktor Shklovsky, and Laura de Noves.

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Among people born in 1932, V. S. Naipaul ranks 55Before him are Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner, Stephen Covey, Sirikit, Robert Vaughn, Francis Lai, and Zito. After him are Nam June Paik, Harriet Andersson, Algirdas Brazauskas, Melvin Schwartz, John Updike, and Anatoliy Solovianenko. Among people deceased in 2018, V. S. Naipaul ranks 38Before him are Jamal Khashoggi, Robert Venturi, Francis Lai, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Roy J. Glauber, and Bernard Lewis. After him are Gudrun Burwitz, Barbara Bush, R. Lee Ermey, Riccardo Giacconi, Burton Richter, and Jens Christian Skou.

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In Trinidad and Tobago

Among people born in Trinidad and Tobago, V. S. Naipaul ranks 1 out of 64After him are Haddaway (1965), Imran N. Hosein (1942), Billy Ocean (1950), Paula-Mae Weekes (1958), George Maxwell Richards (1931), Dwight Yorke (1971), Nicki Minaj (1982), Michael Fisher (1931), A. N. R. Robinson (1926), Edmundo Ros (1910), and Stokely Carmichael (1941).

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).