The Nobel Prize-winning author spent over half a century exploring colonialism through literature

TRINIDADIAN-BORN author VS Naipaul dedicated decades to a career in book publishing. The 85-year-old who died on August 11 is known for his extraordinary novels, fiction and non-fictional telling’s, that often discussed, India, Africa, the Islamic world and the Americas.

Starting out as a young writer, Naipaul began writing at 11-years old. His early works of fiction were written in his 30s, after his marriage to Patricia “Pat” Hale in 1955.

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