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People we lost in 2018

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 87: HAY-ON-WYE, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 29: V. S. Naipaul attends the Hay Festival on May 29, 2011 in Hay-on-Wye, Wales. (Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images)

V.S. Naipaul (Aug. 17, 1932 – Aug. 11, 2018)

The Nobel Prize-winning novelist died at his home in London, England, aged 85. In over five decades, he published around 30 books, including both fiction and non-fiction. A few of his notable works include "The Mystic Masseur" (1957), "A House for Mr Biswas" (1961), "The Loss of El Dorado" (1969), "A Bend in the River" (1979) and "Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions among the Converted Peoples" (1998). He was awarded the Booker Prize in 1971 for "In a Free State" and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001. Naipaul was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1990. 
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