Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, known also as V.S. Naipaul, was a Trinidadian novelist and essayist, naturalized British. He worked for the BBC and wrote for the New Statesman as a literary reviewer (1956-60). He obtained many acknowledgements. In 1990 Queen Elizabeth awarded him the knighthood. In 1993 he won the Nonino International Prize for the book India: a million riots. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 2001. From 2006 to 2018 he was the President of the Jury of the Nonino Prize.