When Ram Mohammed Thomas, an uneducated orphan from Asia’slargest slum, answers 12 questions to win a billion rupees on an Indian TV quizshow, he startles everyone—even himself. Framed for cheating by the show’sunscrupulous producers, Ram must defend himself in the course of spinning outthe tale of his extraordinary life.
Darkly comic and charming, Q & A is a fable of life’sdilemmas, an enthralling picture of fortune, misfortune and humanity in all itsguises. Vikas Swarup’s first novel is an international phenomenon, translatedinto 21 languages and acclaimed around the world, with film rights optioned byBritain’s FilmFour Productions and a musical in the works.
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The inspiration for the film Slumdog Millionaire, from Fox Searchlight Pictures, directed by Danny Boyle.About the Author:
VIKAS SWARUP is the author of Slumdog Millionaire (previously published as Q & A), which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (Eurasia), won the Boeke Prize (South Africa) and was made into a celebrated feature film that won eight Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. He has been a member of the Indian Foreign Service for over thirty years and was recently appointed as High Commissioner of India to Canada. He is also the author of the novels Six Suspects and The Accidental Apprentice. His books have been translated into over forty languages.
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