V.S. Naipaul won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001 and was awarded a Booker Prize for his work. He is a Trinidadian British writer who has won a host of prizes including the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, Hawthornden Prize and the SoA’s Somerset Maugham Award. In 1989 he was knighted. He has honorary doctorates from Cambridge University and Columbia University and honorary degrees from Cambridge, London and Oxford.