Nobel prize winning author Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul was as hard on himself as on others.
The novelist's life was marked by the financial industry ... and not always for the best.
South African-Jamaican intellectual, activist and author Peter Abrahams died in January 2017. He will be revered for his contributions to the anti-colonial struggles in Africa and the Caribbean.
An idyllic childhood in Wales inspired one of the world's most treasured children's writers in unexpected ways.
A war hero and a philanthropist, or a bully and a misogynist – there are many versions of the enigmatic author.