Interview with the 2001 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Sir V. S. Naipaul, by Horace Engdahl, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, 12 December 2001. Sir Vidia talks about how he learnt to be a writer; how his writing developed (4:47); 'A House for Mr. Biswas' (6:20); 'The Loss of El Dorado' (10:41); his style of writing (17:43); 'The Enigma of Arrival' (21:42); 'A Bend in the River' (29:53); and about his name (32:37).
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