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This category is for fiction published in the 20th and 21st centuries. Quizzes on the work of a single author are found under the names of the individual authors. Science Fiction and Mystery and Detective fiction have their own categories.   

There are 17 quizzes and 170 trivia questions in this category.
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category Adams, Richard category Albom, Mitch
category Allende, Isabel category Andrews, V.C.
category Angelou, Maya category Atwood, Margaret
category Auel, Jean M. category Barry, Dave
category Binchy, Maeve category Blackstock, Terri
category Boyne, John category Bradford, Barbara Taylor
category Burgess, Anthony category Capote, Truman
category Clancy, Tom category Clavell, James
category Collins, Jackie category Connolly, John
category Cooper, Jilly category Cornwell, Bernard
category Crichton, Michael category Cussler, Clive
category Dailey, Janet category Dart, Iris Rainer
category Davies, Robertson category De Bernieres, Louis
category DuMaurier, Daphne category Elton, Ben
category Fielding, Helen category Fitzgerald, F. Scott
category Flagg, Fannie category Follett, Ken
category Forster, E. M. category Forsyth, Frederick
category Fraser, George Macdonald category Gibbons, Stella
category Giffin, Emily category Golding, William
category Grisham, John category Haddon, Mark
category Haley, Alex category Hamilton, Laurell K.
category Harris, Robert category Harris, Thomas
category Heller, Joseph category Hemingway, Ernest
category Herriot, James category Hosseini, Khaled
category Hurston, Zora Neal category Irving, John
category Ishiguro, Kazuo category Jackson, Shirley
category Jakes, John category Jeffrey Archer
category Johnstone, William W. category Jonker, Joan
category Kay, Susan category Keyes, Marian
category Kidd, Sue Monk category Kingsolver, Barbara
category Knowles, John category Koontz, Dean
category Lamb, Wally category Le Carre, John
category Lee, Harper category Leroux, Gaston
category Lessing, Doris category Letts, Billie
category Marquez, Gabriel Garcia category McCafferty, Megan
category McCarthy, Cormac category McCourt, Frank
category McCullough, Colleen category McEwan, Ian
category Mitchell, Margaret category Morrison, Toni
category Nabokov, Vladimir category Oates, Joyce Carol
category Orwell, George category Palahniuk, Chuck
category Paton, Alan category Pendleton, Don
category Picoult, Jodi category Plath, Sylvia
category Potok, Chaim category Rand, Ayn
category Salinger, J. D. category Sebold, Alice
category Sheldon, Sidney category Sinclair, Upton
category Smith, Wilbur category Spark, Muriel
category Sparks, Nicholas category Steel, Danielle
category Steinbeck, John category Tartt, Donna
folder The Beat Generation (3) category Thomas, Dylan
category Townsend, Sue category Tyler, Anne
category Updike, John category Uris, Leon
category Vonnegut, Kurt category W.E.B. Griffin
category Weiner, Jennifer category Wharton, Edith
category Wiesel, Elie
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Brit Lit: The Modern Age--1902-1960

This is the final quiz in my British Literature series. It contains questions about poetry, short fiction, novels, and drama from the early to middle twentieth century. Have fun!
Average (15 qns)
alaspooryoric
Feb 21 13
1443 plays
2
Classic Contemporary Novels

This quiz tests your familiarity with some classic 20th century works of science fiction, fantasy and alternative reality fiction.
Average (25 qns)
Akhnaten
Aug 20 00
8406 plays
3
Best Selling Fiction 2000-2009

Welcome to some of my favorite fiction. These are books worth reading and reading again.
Average (10 qns)
Duchess716
Sep 03 09
1395 plays
4
Twentieth Century Literature of the Americas

Visit or revisit some of the most important 20th century North and South American authors and works. Some of these you may have encountered in school; others are well worth an investigation all of your own.
Average (10 qns)
lola0177
Apr 07 12
873 plays
5
New Classics in Literature

Great books don't have to be very old to be classics. Some are actually relatively new. Let us take a look at some modern classics.
Average (10 qns)
triviaking162
Nov 04 11
1311 plays
6
Twentieth Century Books

This quiz deals mostly with European literature in the twentieth century.
Tough (10 qns)
ijsbek
Sep 23 12
657 plays
7
Olympia Press

Olympia Press was a 1950s-1960s publishing house that published various controversial American and European books. Although many of its publications are considered simply pornographic, others are renowned as modern classics.
Average (10 qns)
echomikeromeo
Jan 16 07
468 plays
8
Literature of the last 50 years

This quiz exclusively contains questions on American literature of the last 50 years
Difficult (15 qns)
gnossos
Apr 26 01
2031 plays
9
Remo And Chiun

Some questions from the Destroyer series of books (by various authors).
Tough (15 qns)
awkins
Jun 01 00
288 plays
10
Books Through Teenagers

I give you a description of a book from the point of view of a teenage boy or girl. You give me the book. Less information is supplied each time, so it gets harder.
Average (15 qns)
notheridesbus
Sep 17 11
576 plays
11
New-Age Writers are Great Fun

Yes, indeed they are!
Average (10 qns)
sweetwheat
May 16 01
585 plays
12
Recent Authors

As someone who works in a bookstore, I thought I deserved to do a quiz about this. And to those of you who shop in bookstores, please remember that just because you think a book is well known does not mean it is.
Tough (15 qns)
SarahJC
Jun 30 01
1389 plays
13
Fiction from the last 20 years (roughly!)

These are some questions based on my favourite recent novels. Some of them might be a bit random!
Difficult (10 qns)
vh219
Sep 15 02
999 plays
14
Contemporary Fiction

Questions about several different novels, all written in the Mid Eighties through current. Enjoy, and if there's anything here you haven't read, CHECK IT OUT!
Impossible (10 qns)
curve66
Sep 24 00
1134 plays
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