As a child, he always wanted to be a writer and had great regards for the art which he imbibed from his father. In fact, he strived and earned a scholarship at the Oxford only to fulfil this dream of his. However, when he set out to write, he was clueless what to write about. There were innumerable thoughts going on in his mind but to arrange those jumble thoughts was the trickiest part.
Naipaul has specialized in reportage, travelogue and autobiographies. As a prolific writer, he has written poignant accounts based on his life in Trinidad and other places, making a mark in literature.