Liane talks with author V.S. Naipaul, recipient of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Literature, about his first novel in seven years. Half a Life is the story of Willie Chandran, a young Indian who moves to London, and begins a writing career. While not strictly autobiographical, the book is drawn from Naipaul's own cross-cultural journey from Trinidad to England as a young man. Half a Life is published by Alfred A. Knopf; ISBN 0-375-40737-5.
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