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Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
Born: 17 August 1932, ,
Died: 11 August 2018, London, United Kingdom
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
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