Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, also known as V.S. Naipaul, is a Trinidadian-British essayist and novelist. Born in 1932 in Chaguanas, a small village on the Caribbean Island of Trinidad, to Brahmin Indian parents, in 1950 he moved to Britain to attend Oxford University. He worked for the BBC and worked as a literary critic at the New Statesman (1956 – 1960). He obtained many prestigious acknowledgements. In 1990 Queen Elizabeth appointed him Knight Bachelor. Three years later, in 1993 he received the Nonino Prize for the book, India: A Million Mutinies, the Prize was delivered him by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie. In the same year he was awarded the first ever David Cohen British Literature Prize. In 2001 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.