Sir Vidia Naipaul

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Born and raised in Trinidad, the distinguished British writer V S Naipaul won a scholarship from the Trinidad Government to study abroad and thus Naipual ended up studying English at Oxford. Naipual was lonely at Oxford and felt that his first attempts of writing were unsuccessful. Naipaul found gaining employment in post-war Britain difficult, his job applications were rejected repeatedly and he felt pressurised from his family in Trinidad to aid them financially with his graduate status. Finally, Naipaul gained a contract with the BBC presenting a weekly programme. Whilst working, inspiration eventually struck and he began writing. He has since produced many noteworthy successful fiction and non-fiction works, including the Booker Prize-winning In A Free State. 

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