The world is what it is

Patrick French's authorized biography of V.S. Naipaul.


In what the author calls 'at once an act of narcissism and humility', Naipaul gave him access to all his archives, including diaries of his first wife that he’d not yet read. He read the finished manuscript but requested no changes.

Excerpt here.

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