PLACE OF BIRTH: Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
  • Queen's Royal College
  • Oxford University, England (B.A. in Chinese)
  • CAREER:                                 Naipaul left Trinidad to study at Oxford University and later worked as a journalist upon graduation. He then started a career as a travel writer and published many articles for the Spectator. Following his death of a heart attack at the age of 40, the Spectator established the Shiva Naipaul Prize in his memory, to be awarded annually for a travel essay by a writer under the age of 35. The following is a listing of the books written by Naipaul:
    • 1970 - Fireflies
    • 1973 - Chip Chip Gatherers
    • 1980 - Black and White
    • 1983 - Love and Death in A Hot Country; North of South
    • 1984 - Beyond The Dragon's Mouth: Stories and Pieces
    • 1986 - An Unfinished Journey
    • 1995 - Man of Mystery
    DIED: 1985
    Compiled by Ronald C. Emrit