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STOCKHOLM, October 11, 2001: Trinidad-born British writer V.S. Naipaul won the 2001 Nobel prize for literature on Thursday. Naipaul, long tipped for the prestigious award, won the $1 million prize for combining existing genres into a style of his own in works that compel readers "to see the presence of suppressed histories," the Swedish Academy said in its citation. Naipaul, considered the leading novelist to emerge from the English-speaking Caribbean, is a master of English prose style who is known for his studies of alienation -- an individual's sense of being on the outside of society. His works range from short stories to novels, to travel writing.