Nobel Prize-winning novelist V.S. Naipaul, who was born in Trinidad but lived most of his life in England, died in his London home Saturday, Britain’s Press Association reported, citing Naipaul’s wife.
His wife, Lady Naipaul, called him a “giant in all that he achieved”.
She said he died at his home in London “surrounded by those he loved, having lived a life which was full of wonderful creativity and endeavour”.
Geordie Greig, editor of the Mail on Sunday and a close friend, said his death leaves a “gaping hole in Britain’s literary heritage”, but there is “no doubt” that his “books live on”.