Before Q&A, Swarup’s last published story was written half a lifetime ago. It was called The Autobiography of a Donkey. No one yet has optioned the film rights. “Maybe I only had one great idea that everybody can enjoy: the story of an underdog who wins. I’m not so sure I’ll ever be so lucky to come across another story.”
His second novel, Six Suspects, was published in 2008. But this complex, Indian-set whodunnit had a major problem back then. “The problem is my nine-year-old son. He claims to have read Six Suspects. He told me he wanted an MP3 player for finishing it. I said no. Now he threatens that if I don’t he’ll name the murderer from my book on Facebook.“
Q & A was written by Vikas Swarup. It was published in 2005.