Vikas Swarup

Penguin Readers Level 6: Slumdog Millionaire (ELT Graded Reader)
  • Penguin Readers Level 6: Slumdog Millionaire (ELT Graded Reader)

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    Slumdog Millionaire tells the story of a poor, eighteen-year-old waiter in Mumbai called Ram Mohammad Thomas. Ram goes on a television quiz show, and he answers all the questions correctly. But the people who work on the programme think that he has cheated, so Ram must explain how he knew the answers.

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.

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