Diplomat Vikas Swarup to speak on his novel Q&A turned movie Slumdog Millionaire

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09 Jun 2009

Mr Vikas Swarup, the outgoing Deputy High Commissioner of India to South Africa and author of the world acclaimed novel, Q & A will speak at a public lecture. The lecture is the second in a series of public lectures hosted by the DAC Book Club to mainstream literature as part of the national discourse.

The novel has been adapted to a movie, Slumdog Millionaire with resounding success. Earlier this year, the movie won 8 Oscars and is hailed as the “Film of the Decade”. His second book, Six Suspects will also be turned into a movie.

Swarup’s lecture entitled Adaptation from script to screen is his last public appearance in South Africa before he departs for Japan where he will posted as a diplomat. The lecture will take place as follows:

Date: 12 June 2009

Time: 18H00

Venue: National Library of South Africa, 228 Proes Street, Pretoria



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