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British author V.S. Naipaul, a famously outspoken Nobel laureate who wrote on the traumas of postcolonial change, has died at the age of 85 . Naipaul, who was born in Trinidad and the son of an Indian civil servant, was best known for works including "A House for Mr Biswas" and his Man Booker Prize-winning "In A Free State". Naipaul's early works focused on the West Indies, but came to encompass countries around the world.Naipaul, who was knighted in 1990, mixed fiction, nonfiction and autobiography without distinction.... It could be said that I had killed her," Naipaul said in a tell-all biography by British author Patrick French, "The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography Of V.S. Naipaul".The writer had a quarter-century, sometimes violent, affair with an Argentine, and he married Pakistani journalist Nadira Alvi the same year Pat died.Naipaul increasingly raised eyebrows in his later years, in particular because of his views on religion.Naipaul also fell out with U.S. travel writer Paul Theroux, who later wrote a bitter, no-holds-barred memoir of their long association.
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