The Nobel Prize in Literature 2001
V. S. Naipaul
Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
Born: 17 August 1932, Trinidad
Residence at the time of the award: United Kingdom
Prize motivation: "for having united perceptive narrative and incorruptible scrutiny in works that compel us to see the presence of suppressed histories"
Prize share: 1/1