VS Naipaul

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Joshua Ferris: ‘ A House for Mr Biswas is as near to perfect as a book gets’
The author on reading John Gray at a time of grief, the joy of Samuel Pepys and and his favourite Thomas Pynchon

Joshua Ferris

10, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The reputation game: how authors try to control their image from beyond the grave
The row over a new biography of Philip Roth has exposed the way agents and estates restrict access and manage archives to maintain a writer’s posthumous good name

Edward Helmore

23, May, 2021 @2:36 PM

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On my radar: Hew Locke's cultural highlights
The artist on his favourite lockdown TV and the wonders of Indian miniature paintings

Hew Locke

25, Apr, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Top 10 random encounters in literature
Landmark meetings in Dickens and Joyce, and textual collisions in surrealism and poetry, remind us how central surprise is to the best writing

Will Harris

19, Feb, 2020 @1:04 PM

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TV tonight: the crowdfunding power to save children's lives
Two families campaign to give their children life-altering surgery. Plus: should we stop reading VS Naipaul? Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Ali Catterall, Ellen E Jones, Phil Harrison and Paul Howlett

26, Nov, 2019 @6:10 AM

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Diana Athill’s last words to be broadcast from beyond the grave
Publishing doyenne tells of success tinged by heartache in film ‘to be seen after my death’

Vanessa Thorpe arts and media correspondent

03, Mar, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Book clinic: what’s likely to impress an English literature admissions tutor?
Philip Hensher suggests some great novelists, from GK Chesterton to VS Naipaul, who aren’t on the curriculum

Philip Hensher

02, Feb, 2019 @5:59 PM

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Diana Athill, writer and editor, dies aged 101
Centenarian writer and editor won acclaim for her work with authors such as Margaret Atwood and VS Naipaul, and for the sharp insights of her own books

Richard Lea

24, Jan, 2019 @8:36 AM

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Top 10 books about Trinidad and Tobago | Claire Adam
Taking in history, essays and poetry as well as fiction, novelist Claire Adam recommends favourite reading about her island nation

Claire Adam

16, Jan, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Should we stop reading into authors' lives and get back to their books?
There are so many good writers whose politics and opinions leave us queasy about enjoying their work, though more would object to VS Naipaul than Charles Dickens. But is a story also a celebration of its author?

Nell Stevens

10, Sep, 2018 @2:19 PM

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Letter: VS Naipaul obituary
Alastair Niven writes: VS Naipaul, in a marvellous acceptance speech, spoke of his debt to the UK

Alastair Niven

20, Aug, 2018 @3:57 PM

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VS Naipaul remains a champion for immigrants and their children
In his novels, Naipaul showed we could be just as erudite and accomplished as the very best of our British hosts

Colin Grant

18, Aug, 2018 @9:00 AM

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