The film version of Q&A, titled ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, directed by Danny Boyle, took the world by storm, winning more than 70 awards including four Golden Globes, 7 BAFTAs and a staggering 8 Oscars, including Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture. We're a grounded family: Vikas Swarup. Vikas Swarup was born in the historic Indian city, Allahabad in a family of lawyers. Apart from reading, Vikas enjoys listening to music and playing cricket, tennis and table tennis. Radio 4 commissioned a radio play based on the novel. After graduating with distinction, he joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1986, motivated by an interest in international relations and a desire to explore different cultures. He served as Consul General of India in Osaka-Kobe, Japan from 2009 to 2013. My mum said if anyone joins law, I'll kick him out of the house! india today digital September 14, 2009 UPDATED: September 22, 2009 13:56 IST. He is also the recipient of a degree of Doctor of Literature & Philosophy (honoris causa) from the University of South Africa (UNISA), the largest university in South Africa and one of the largest distance education institutions in the world. Published by Harper Collins in Canada and St Martin’s Press in the US, it has sold translation rights in 30 languages. He was one of the three judges for the Man Asian Literary prize 2011 which was awarded in Hong Kong on March 15, 2012. After his schooling, Vikas attended Allahabad University and studied History, Psychology and Philosophy. He also made his mark as a champion debater, winning National level competitions. He did his schooling at Boys' High School & College, Allahabad and pursued further studies at Allahabad University in Psychology, History and Philosophy. Vikas Swarup was born in Allahabad (India) in a family of lawyers. Published in 2005 by Doubleday/Random House (UK & Commonwealth), Harper Collins (Canada) and Scribner (US) it has been published in 43 languages including Arabic, French, German, Chinese, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Malayalam, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Polish, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Turkish, Taiwanese, Thai, and Hebrew. He penned his first novel, Q&A, in two months, when he was posted in London. My career beckons I grew up in Allahabad, in a family of lawyers. He has written for TIME, Newsweek, The Guardian, The Telegraph (UK), The Financial Times (UK), British Airway’s in-flight magazine HighLife, Singapore Airlines’ in-flight magazine SilverKris, DNA (India), Outlook (India) and Liberation (France). Discover Vikas Swarup's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Everyone - my mother, father, uncle, aunt - did law. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Vikas is the recipient of the US-India Business Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award for “Contributing to the Cultural Ties that Bind” and received the award from USIBC Chairman Indra K. Nooyi at the USIBC’s 34th Anniversary Gala Reception in Washington D.C. on June 16, 2009. The BBC produced a radio play based on the book which won the Gold Award for Best Drama at the Sony Radio Academy Awards 2008 and the IVCA Clarion Award 2008. Vikas’ third novel, “The Accidental Apprentice” was published by Simon & Schuster in the UK and Commonwealth in 2013. It was voted the Most Influential Book of 2008 in Taiwan, and winner of the Best Travel Read (Fiction) at the Heathrow Travel Product Award 2009. It has been optioned for a film by C2M Films. We're a grounded family: Vikas Swarup. He was also an invitee to the Reader’s Forum of World Expo 2010 in Shanghai and attended the 33rd Cairo International Film Festival as a jury member for the International Competition for Feature Digital Films. Vikas has participated in literary festivals and book fairs around the world including the Oxford Literary Festival, the Turin International Book Fair, the Auckland Writers’ Conference, the Sydney Writers’ Festival, the Kitab Festival in New Delhi, the St. Malo International Book & Film Festival in France, the ‘Words on Water’ Literary Festival at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, the Jaipur Literature Festival, the Franschhoek Literary Festival in South Africa, the Ubud Writer’s Festival in Bali, the Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature in Dubai, the Manila International Literary Festival, the Seoul Digital Forum, the Reykjavik International Literary Festival and the Singapore Writers Festival.
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