Former tiffinboy Ram Mohammad Thomas has just got twelve questions correct on a TV quiz-show to win a cool one billion rupees. But he is brutally slung in prison on suspicion of cheating. Because how can a kid from the slums know who Shakespeare was, unless he is pulling a fast one. In the order of the questions on the show, Ram tells us which amazing adventures in his street-kid life gave him the answers. From orphanages to brothels, gangsters to beggar-masters, and into the homes of Bollywood's rich and famous, Ram's story is brimming with the chaotic comedy, heart-stopping tragedy and tear-inducing joyousness of modern India.
" Q&A is a poignant, funny, rich, beautifully written novel with an utterly original and brilliant structure at its heart. A rare joy." Meg Rosoff, author of How I Live Now
Vikas Swarup hat als indischer Diplomat in der Türkei, in den USA, Äthiopien und Grossbritannien gearbeitet. Zurzeit ist er beim Aussenministerium in Neu Delhi beschäftigt.