Vikas Swarup(2023)

Vikas Swarup is a novelist and former diplomat whose first book, Q&A, was filmed as the multiple-Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire. While his subsequent novels, Six Suspects and The Accidental Apprentice, are also being adapted for the screen, Swarup’s works have been translated into more than 45 international languages. He has participated in numerous festivals around the world and is currently hosting a weekly programme on foreign affairs called 'Diplomatic Dispatch' for India’s parliamentary channel. He has written for some of the most prestigious publications and is the recipient of honorary doctorates from the University of South Africa and Concordia University.