The winner of the Nobel Prize for literature Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipol

The winner of the Nobel Prize for literature Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipol

The sad news came from London. The British writer, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipol, is dead. He did not live to see his birthday only a few days: on August 17 he would have turned 86.

About the death of an outstanding writer of Indian origin, the author of over 30 books, reported the British Broadcasting Corporation Air Force with reference to his family. He died at home, surrounded by relatives and friends.

The writer's widow says that Naipaul was "a giant in all that he achieved", he lived a life full of extraordinary creativity and died surrounded by those he loved.


Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipol he was born on 17 August 1932 in the small town of Chaguunas on the islands Trinidad, which at that time were a British colony. His father, Sipersad Naipol, was a journalist and wrote stories for a local publication, while his grandparents and great-grandparents worked on sugar cane plantations.

In the family they spoke only English. Vidiadhar entered the prestigious Royal College, and at the age of 16 won a state scholarship for studies abroad and enrolled at the University of Oxford, where in 1953 he received a Bachelor of Arts.

The most famous of his works are the novels "Home for Mr. Biswas"E" Territory of Darkness. "In 1971, Naipaul received the Booker Prize for the novel" Pending ", in 1993 became the first winner of the David & # 39; s Literary Prize Cohenand in 2001 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for "unshakable honesty, which makes us think of facts that are usually not discussed".