Bocas Lit Fest

A House for Mr. Biswas

Country of Authorship: Trinidad & Tobago
Author: V.S. Naipaul
Genre: Fiction

Publisher: Andre Deutsch, London | Vintage Books

Publication Year: 1961

Synopsis

A widely-acclaimed novel, this is the story of Mohun Biswas’ dreams, despair and destiny. Time magazine included the novel in its “TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005”, and in 2019, BBC News named it on its list of the “100 Novels that Shaped Our World”

Comments: “Not a fan of V.S. Naipaul the man, but he wrote my favourite book, A House for Mr Biswas.” Jo Michelle

“Made me cry. Mohun has layers.” T. Browne-Bannister

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