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V.S. Naipaul (1932–2018)

V.S. Naipaul was born on August 17, 1932 in Chaguanas, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago as Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul. He was a writer, known for The Mystic Masseur (2001), The Levin Interviews (1980) and Le cercle de minuit (1992). He was married to Nadira Khannum Alvi and Patricia Ann Hale. He died on August 11, 2018 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 85) in London, England, UK

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 2001 The Mystic Masseur (novel)
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 2010 Charlie Rose (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 23 November 2010 (2010) ... Himself - Guest
 1994 Face to Face (TV Series)
- V.S. Naipaul (1994) ... Himself
 1992 Le cercle de minuit (TV Series)
- Episode dated 8 September 1992 (1992) ... Himself
 1983 The Levin Interviews (TV Series)
- V.S. Naipaul (1983) ... Himself
 1970-1971 Review (TV Series documentary)
- Review Film Competition (1970) ... Himself
 1967-1970 Take It or Leave It (TV Series)
- Episode #6.7 (1970) ... Himself
- Episode #6.1 (1970) ... Himself
- Episode #5.5 (1968) ... Himself
- Episode #5.1 (1968) ... Himself
- Episode #4.1 (1967) ... Himself

Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "An Unfinished Journey" See more »

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1 Print Biography | 12 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Personal Quote:

The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it. See more »


His novels often focused on people in former British colonies, although he drew criticism over allegations that he had become an apologist for the British empire. See more »



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