Novelist VS Naipaul has died peacefully at home in London just a few days before his 86th birthday. The Nobel Prize winning author of more than thirty books including A Bend in the River and A House for Mr Biswas was born in rural Trinidad in 1932 and went on to become a key figure in British literary heritage.
Sir VS Naipaul had been in ill health for a while and published his final work, the nonfiction The Masque of Africa: Glimpses of African Belief in 2010. Today the literary world is in shock. Here are some of the tributes on Twitter today.
We disagreed all our lives, about politics, about literature, and I feel as sad as if I just lost a beloved older brother. RIP Vidia. #VSNaipaul
— Salman Rushdie (@SalmanRushdie) August 12, 2018
— Daniel Paisner (@DanielPaisner) August 11, 2018
A huge loss for the literary world. Extremely sad at the death of Nobel Laureate #VSNaipaul. It’s the end of an era.
My condolences to his family, well-wishers and fans across the world.
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) August 12, 2018
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