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Authors of the "Old West" Genre
"Many authors achieved fame writing western themed fiction books. So, cinch up that saddle tight, head off down that dusty trail, and ride into the sunset like all western heroes do!"
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This prolific western author was born in 1872 with the given name of Pearl. What is the name of this author who wrote "Riders of the Purple Sage?"
Founded in 1953, the Western Writers of America organization is dedicated to promoting western literature. What is the name of the award given by the group that is considered the pinnacle for a western writer?
Zane Grey Award
Born in 1908 in South Dakota, this western author published 105 books before his death in 1988. What is the name of the writer who wrote about the Sackett family and "Shalako"?
Author Fran Striker is well-known for developing the Green Hornet character but he also created another character that is one of the best known western heroes. What is the name of this character who had "a fiery horse with the speed of light"?
The Lone Ranger
The book "Shane" was first published in 1949 and became a memorable film in 1953, starring Alan Ladd. Who wrote this popular book, despite not having ever been anywhere near the west?
While Walter Van Tilburg Clark only wrote very few books, his first, in 1940, was a classic and became a movie starring Henry Fonda in 1943. What is the title of his famous book which told the story of a posse lynching three innocent men?
The City of Tembling Leaves
The Ox-Bow Incident
The Track of the Cat
Did famous artist and sculptor Charles Russell do any illustrating for Zane Grey books?
Frederick Schiller Faust only used his real name to publish poetry but during his lifetime, he wrote more than 500 novels, primarily westerns. Other pen names he used were Frederick Frost, George Baxter, David Manning, Peter Morland, and many others. However, a true western fiction buff would know that this author's best known pen name is which of the following?
This author wrote books that were later used in making the movies "Union Pacific" and "Stagecoach." Author Ernest Hemingway said that he always read the "Saturday Evening Post" whenever this writer's work was inside. Which western author is this, who also wrote the screenplay for the movie "Montana," starring Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea?
From the 1850s through the 1890s, a popular type of bulk books were produced that glorified the old west and its heroes and villains. Most of them grandly exaggerated the stories of these people, particularly Buffalo Bill. This style of booklets were called _____ novels.
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