Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul dies at 85

Trinidadian-born Nobel Laureate Sir V.S. Naipaul has died. 

The 85 year old novelist died at home in Britain over the weekend.

He would have been 86 on August 17.

His widow Lady Naipaul says her husband, whom she described as a giant in all that he achieved, died “surrounded by those he loved, having lived a life which was full of wonderful creativity and endeavour.”

Sir Vidia, who moved to London in 1954, won the 2001 Nobel Prize for Literature.

His work includes novels such as “A Bend in the River” and “A House for Mr. Biswas”

Sir Vidia published more than 30 books, over half a century, with his early novels set in his home country.