V. S. Naipaul

V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He is the author of more than 20 books of fiction and nonfiction and is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Nobel Prize in 2001, the Man Booker Prize in 1971, and a knighthood for services to literature in 1990. He lives in Wiltshire, England. His latest book, The Masque of Africa, was published in 2010.