Rami Library, restored, renovated, and rebuilt to its original form and now one of the largest libraries in Istanbul and one of the few in Europe, continues to host leading authors from Türkiye and around the world as part of its literature programme. The literary program’s guest on April 26 will be the world-famous Indian writer and diplomat Vikas Swarup, who wrote the novel “Q&A,” adapted into the film “Slumdog Millionaire,” which won a total of eight Oscars in 2009. Swarup, a former Undersecretary of India’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and one of the country’s most well-known and loved names, has already written two books in Türkiye, “Who Wants to Earn a Billion” and “Six Suspects.”
Fırat Sunel, the Republic of Türkiye’s Ambassador to New Delhi and a well-known author whose books have been translated into different languages worldwide will accompany Swarup at the signing and talk event titled “Bringing Distances Closer” to be held on April 26 at 14.00 at Rami Library. Swarup and Sunel will tell the participants about the bridge of friendship built through literature between Türkiye, Vikas Swarup’s first place of duty as a diplomat, and India, where Sunel is currently serving as Ambassador. The two diplomat-writers will discuss the human stories that bring two distant countries closer together while sharing how their diplomat and author identities shaped their literary adventures with the audience. In the last part of the event, the authors will sign their books for their readers.
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