From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishNaipaul, V.S.V.S. NaipaulNai‧paul, V.S. /ˈnaɪpɔːl/(1932–) a Britishwriter who was born in Trinidad and Tobago, and who comes from a Hindu family. His novels include A House for Mr Biswas, A Bend in the River, and In a Free State, which won the Booker Prize in 1971. He has also written non-fiction works such as India: A Wounded Civilization and India: A Million Mutinies Now. In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. His full name is Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul.