Author(s): Vikas Swarup
Eighteen-year-old Ram Mohammed Thomas is in prison after answering twelve questions correctly on a TV quiz show to win one billion rupees. The producers have arrested him, convinced that he has cheated his way to victory. Twelve extraordinary events in street-kid Ram's life - how he was found in a dustbin by a priest; came to have three names; fooled a professional hitman; even fell in love - give him the crucial answers. In his warm-hearted tale lies all the comedy, tragedy, joy and pathos of modern India. Now an award-winning film, Slumdog Millionare was originally published as "Q&A" in 2005, and was an international bestseller.
Nationwide advertising campaign in the INDEPENDENT, GUARDIAN, DAILY TELEGRAPH, TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES and DAILY MAIL. Single-sided poster.
Winner of Heathrow Travel Product Award: Travel Read, Fiction 2009.
Vikas Swarup is a member of the Indian Foreign Service and Q&A is his first novel. An international sensation, it has been translated into over forty languages, and was recently made into the multiple Oscar-winning film SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. His new novel Six Suspects is also available as a Black Swan paperback.To find out more about Vikas Swarup, visit his website: www.vikasswarup.net