V.S. Naipaul (1932-2018)
V.S. Naipaul (1932-2018) died in London, on August 11, 2018. A Trinidadian by birth of Indian descent, Naipaul received Nobel Prize in literature in the year 2001. Naipaul published 15 fictions and 16 non-fiction during his illustrious career. He was a graduate from Oxford and a prolific writer, Naipaul also won the Booker Prize.
His famous fictions are:- The Mystic Masseur, The Suffrage of Elvira, Miguel Street, A House for Mr. Biswas, Mr. Stone and the Knights Companion, The Mimic Men, A Flag on the Island, In a Free State, Guerrillas, A Bend in the River, The Enigma of Arrival, A Way in the World, Half a Life, The Nightwatchman’s Occurrence Book: And Other Comic Inventions (Stories), Magic Seeds.
His non-fiction writings are:- The Middle Passage: Impressions of Five Societies – British, French and Dutch in the West Indies and South America, An Area of Darkness, The Loss of El Dorado, The Overcrowded Barracoon and Other Articles, India: A Wounded Civilization, A Congo Diary, The Return of Eva Perón and the Killings in Trinidad, Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey, Finding the Centre: Two Narratives, A Turn in the South, India: A Million Mutinies Now, Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions among the Converted Peoples, Between Father and Son: Family Letters , The Writer and the World: Essays, A Writer’s People: Ways of Looking and Feeling, The Masque of Africa: Glimpses of African Belief.