V.S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He went to England on a scholarship in 1950. After fouryears at Oxford he began to write, and has since published over twenty books of fiction and nonfiction, including A House for Mr. Biswas, An Area of Darkness, Among the Believers, and The Enigma of Arrival, all available in Vintage.
"For sheer abundance of talent, there ca hardly be a writer alive who surpasses V.S. Naipaul." --The New York Times Book Review "Confirms Naipaul's position as one of the best writers now at work." --Walter Clemons, Newsweek "The sweep of Naipaul's imagination, the brilliant fictional frame that expresses it, are in my view without equal today." --Elizabeth Hardwick