V. S. Naipaul

1932 - 2018

V. S. Naipaul

Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul (; 17 August 1932 – 11 August 2018), most commonly known as V. S. Naipaul, and informally, Vidia Naipaul, was a Indo-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 1,554,493 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 850th most popular writer.

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  • 61.29

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  • 87

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.43

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.60

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

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Among writers, V. S. Naipaul ranks 847 out of 4,883Before him are Johann Kaspar Lavater, Agathon, Fyodor Tyutchev, Philippe Ariès, Georg Brandes, and Vittoria Colonna. After him are Joan Fuster, Quintus Tullius Cicero, Giambattista Marino, James Jones, Anna Seghers, and Henri Troyat.

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Among people born in 1932, V. S. Naipaul ranks 57Before him are Raisa Gorbacheva, Robert Vaughn, Robert Mundell, John Updike, Guillermo Mordillo, and David Scott. After him are Stéphane Audran, Peter Eisenman, Francis Lai, Vytautas Landsbergis, Nam June Paik, and Algirdas Brazauskas. Among people deceased in 2018, V. S. Naipaul ranks 39Before him are John Young, Roy J. Glauber, Charles K. Kao, Leon M. Lederman, Günter Blobel, and Ursula K. Le Guin. After him are Stéphane Audran, Gudrun Burwitz, Reynaldo Bignone, Barbara Bush, Francis Lai, and Jean-Louis Tauran.

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In Trinidad and Tobago

Among people born in Trinidad and Tobago, V. S. Naipaul ranks 1 out of 43After him are Haddaway (1965), George Maxwell Richards (1931), Nicki Minaj (1982), Billy Ocean (1950), Edmundo Ros (1910), Michael Fisher (1931), Dwight Yorke (1971), Stephen Mallory (1813), Anthony Carmona (1953), Paula-Mae Weekes (1958), and A. N. R. Robinson (1926).

Among WRITERS In Trinidad and Tobago

Among writers born in Trinidad and Tobago, V. S. Naipaul ranks 1