The writer Sir V.S. Naipaul died in August 2018, just short of his 86th birthday. He was born in Trinidad but studied in England as a young man and became a British citizen. He wrote more than thirty books, including ‘A House for Mr Biswas’ and ‘In a Free State’.
The video below is of a short speech he gave in 2001 during the Nobel Prize awards event, at which he was honoured with the Prize for Literature.