FBI Kills Nobel Prize Winner

Despite bureau claims, author V.S. Naipaul still breathing

V.S. Naipaul

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FBI Kills Nobel Prize Winner

OCTOBER 27--The FBI today killed off Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul--and in a footnote, no less.

In affidavits unsealed today in U.S. District Court in Chicago, FBI Agent Lorenzo Benedict detailed a criminal case filed against two men who allegedly plotted overseas terrorist acts, including attacks on employees of a Danish newspaper that once published controversial cartoons featuring the Prophet Mohammed.

In a footnote found in two of Benedict's sworn affidavits, the federal agent describes the 77-year-old British novelist as "the late Lord V.S. Naipaul, a Nobel prize winning author." An excerpt from one of those affidavits can be found here.

Naipaul's name is referenced in connection with his wife, a journalist whose brother was a Pakistani general assassinated last year by Islamist militants. (1 page)