Among the favorites must be Trinidadian author V.S. Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001.
Cranky old V.S. Naipaul is such an unpleasant bore that Paul Theroux even wrote a book about his lousy, misogynistic ways.
Your influences include William Trevor, Tolstoy, Turgenev, Dickens, Graham Greene, V.S. Pritchett, and Elizabeth Bowen.