V.S. or Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul was a British novelist and writer of nonfiction born in Trinidad and Tobago. In 2001 he won the Nobel Prize in Literature for having “united perceptive narrative and incorruptible scrutiny in works that compel us to see the presence of suppressed histories.”
Interviews where books by V.S. Naipaul were recommended
As the world’s biggest democracy, India could be an inspiring example of how a multiethnic, multilingual country with many different religions can come together to form a vibrant state with equality enshrined in its constitution. But all that is in danger of going down the drain, as the country transforms into a brutally exclusionary Hindu-supremacist state under the leadership of Narendra Modi, says Kapil Komireddi, essayist and author of Malevolent Republic: A Short History of the New India. Here, he talks us through how the country got to where it is now and recommends five books that present a “comprehensive picture” of contemporary India.
From the humorous and dark stories of a young V. S. Naipaul to recent coming-of-age novels, set in a cut-throat Jamaican holiday resort or American’s urban battlefields, Alexia Arthurs explores the myriad expressions of Caribbean identity in fiction