British author V S Naipaul has died at his home in London, his family have announced in a statement.
Lady Naipaul confirmed that her husband had died peacefully aged 85.
“He was a giant in all that he achieved and he died surrounded by those he loved having lived a life which was full of wonderful creativity and endeavour,” she said.
Naipaul was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001.
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