Q and A
The International Bestseller Filmed as Slumdog Millionaire
The bestselling book behind the Oscar-winning film SLUMDOG MILLLIONAIRE directed by Danny Boyle
Former tiffinboy Ram Mohammad Thomas has just got twelve questions correct on a TV quiz-show to win a cool one billion rupees. But he is brutally slung in prison on suspicion of cheating. Because how can a kid from the slums know who Shakespeare was, unless he is pulling a fast one.
In the order of the questions on the show, Ram tells us which incredible adventures in his life on the streets gave him the answers. From orphanages to brothels, gangsters to beggar-masters, and into the homes of Bollywood's rich and famous, Ram's story is brimming with the chaotic comedy, heart-stopping tragedy and tear-inducing joyousness of modern India.
"This brilliant story, as colossal, vibrant and chaotic as India itself... is not to be missed" Observer
Vikas Swarup is a member of the Indian Foreign Service and is based in Delhi.
Q&A has won many awards, and is translated into 40 languages so far. It is the book behind the mult-Oscar winning film,
Slumdog Millionaire. His second novel,
Six Suspects, is available as a Black Swan paperback and ebook and is soon to be made into a film.