UK nov­el­ist dead at 85

The Observer - - WORLD -

V.S. NAIPAUL, the Trinidad­born No­bel lau­re­ate whose pre­cise and lyri­cal writ­ing in such nov­els as A Bend in the River and A House for Mr. Biswas” and brit­tle, mis­an­thropic per­son­al­ity made him one of the world’s most ad­mired and con­tentious writ­ers, died on Sat­ur­day at his Lon­don home, his fam­ily said. He was 85.

His wife, Nadira Naipaul, said he was “a gi­ant in all that he achieved and he died sur­rounded by those he loved hav­ing lived a life which was full of won­der­ful cre­ativ­ity and en­deav­our.”

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