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The British writer, born in Trinidad, V(idiadhar) S(urajprasad)
Naipaul was born in 1932 in Chaguanas, close to the Port of Spain
on Trinidad, in a family descended from immigrants from the north
of India. His grandfather worked in a sugar cane plantation and
his father was a journalist and writer. At the age of 18 Naipaul
traveled to England where, after studying at University College
at Oxford, he was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1953.
From then on he continued to live in England (since the 70s in Wiltshire,
close to Stonehenge) but he has also spent a great deal of time
traveling in Asia, Africa and America. Apart from a few years in
the middle of the 1950s, when he was employed by the BBC as a freelance
journalist, he has devoted himself entirely to his writing. More...
(The Nobel Foundation; )