Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest 2012 to confer Sir VS Naipaul with lifetime achievement award
The Literature Nobel Prize winner, Sir Vidia S. Naipaul, will be presented the Landmark Lifetime Achievement Award at Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest makes its third appearance at NCPA from October 31 to November 4. The awards will be given on 31st October evening.
Like the great masters of the past, Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul tells stories which show us ourselves and the reality we live in. His use of language is as precise as it is beautiful. Simple, strong words, with which to express the humanity of all of us.
Sir V. S. Naipaul is also the author of a number of works of non-fiction including three books about India: An Area of Darkness (1964), India: A Wounded Civilization (1977), India: A Million Mutinies Now (1990), and books about Islamic societies, the Caribbean in The Middle Passage. The Writer and the World: Essays, was published in 2002, Literary Occasions (2004), is a further collection of essays. His latest book is A Writer’s People: Ways of Looking and Feeling (2007).
He was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1990. In 1993 Naipaul was awarded the British David Cohen Prize for Literature. He holds honorary doctorates from Cambridge University and Columbia University in New York, and honorary degrees from the universities of Cambridge, London and Oxford. He lives in Wiltshire, England.
Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest makes its third appearance at NCPA. The festival, now considered one of India’s two best literary festivals, is even bigger and more ambitious this year, with over 100 participants, as many as 30 of them from overseas.