Pretoria Millionaire

Going to this extraordinary event on campus later tonight. The man himself, in Pretoria, nogal!

The Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, Prof Calie Pistorius, cordially invites you to a 

public lecture, “Q&A with Vikas Swarup”, of Slumdog Millionaire fame. 

Date: Friday 27 March 2009 

Time: 18:00 

Venue: Musaion, University of Pretoria, Hatfield campus 

Vikas Swarup, was born in Allahabad, India, into a family of lawyers. After graduating with distinction, he joined the Indian Foreign 

Service in 1986. Presently he is India’s Deputy High Commissioner in South Africa. 

Q&A is his first novel. The book’s translation rights have been sold in 40 languages, it was short-listed for the Best First Book for 

the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize and South Africa’s Exclusive Books Boeke Prize in 2006. The film version of Q&A, with the title 

Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle, has taken the world by storm and has won more than 70 awards, including four 

Golden Globes, two BAFTA awards and a staggering eight Oscars. 

Swarup’s second book, Six Suspects, a complicated tale of murder and corruption, is currently being considered for a film version. 

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