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AUTHOR CHAT: Vikas Swarup, whose novel "Q&A" became "Slumdog Millionaire," and Indian diplomat
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008
12:30-1:30 pm NY time
7:30-8:30 pm South Africa time, where he's India's deputy ambassador
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Vikas Swarup is author of the novel that became Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" (the best-reviewed movie of 2008 and the best-reviewed Indian-themed movie since "Gandhi"). Calling in from South Africa, where he is India's deputy ambassador, Swarup will discuss the movie and his book, "Q&A." Here's just one testimonial from the worldwide acclaim the book has received: "A very clever story told very cleverly and at a relentless pace" - Syndey Morning Herald.
Co-hosting are two SAJA board members and arts writers: Aseem Chhabra (NYC), Aparita Bhandari (Toronto)
You can ask your questions via phone or the live chatroom or post them below in the comments section, please. We will read our questions and comments to Rahman during the show. You can also e-mail saja[at]columbia.edu (subject line = webcast)
More on the book, which is now branded on Amazon as
"Slumdog Millionaire: A Novel" (Paperback, Nov. 18, 2008):
Press contact for the movie and soundtrack: Gitesh Pandya <gpandya[at]boxofficeguru.com>
Post your comments/questions below.