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The book behind Slumdog Millionaire

Q and A by Vikas Swarup might become one of the books of 2009 even though it’s been around for three years. The movie, Slumdog Millionaire, swept the board at last night’s Golden Globes winning four awards including best motion picture, drama. The film is based on Vikas Swarup’s book.

Swarup is an Indian novelist and diplomat who is currently India’s Deputy High Commissioner to South Africa. Q and A tells the story of a penniless waiter in Mumbai who becomes the biggest quiz show winner in history. It’s already been translated in 36 languages and was shortlisted for the Best First Book by the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in 2006.

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