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The life of the writer; the influences, the inspirations and the exasperation is laid bare. Individual authors from 16th century playwrights to 21st century children's writers can all be found here.
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1 Carroll and Alice: "The Golden Afternoon"
One day in 1862 in Oxford, England, a little girl asked her friend to write down a story for her. The classics "Alice In Wonderland" and "Alice Through The Looking-Glass" were born. Connected forever: Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell.
10 Q
May 03 07
2031 plays
2 The Life and Works of Flannery O'Connor
Flannery O'Connor was a wonderful writer of the twentieth century. Her works are among the most discussed in the literary world, due to her masterful ability to create characters that help the reader grow intellectually and spiritually.
10 Q
May 02 07
330 plays
3 The Troubled Genius of Henry Lawson
"I've had my dream. 'Twas but a dream". In those few words of his own, that quote sums up the tragic life of Henry Lawson, one of the greatest writers Australia has ever produced. This quiz is on that life and the man who wrote from the heart.
10 Q
Apr 30 14
153 plays
4 Hunter S. Thompson, 1937-2005
Hunter S. Thompson, reporter and author, sadly committed suicide in 2005. Famous for his gun-toting, drug-fuelled escapades, as well as his unique brand of journalism, Hunter's work was at heart deeply serious, and he is sorely missed.
10 Q
Jun 03 10
363 plays
5 F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
Scott and Zelda were the couple who epitomized the Jazz Age. They were both creative writers who drew on their own experiences to write their fiction. Let's explore their short and tragic lives.
15 Q
Mar 15 05
567 plays
6 The Life and Works of Thomas Nashe
Thomas Nashe is one of the most interesting, not to mention funny, of all Elizabethan writers. He was rash, egotistical, and nearly always broke and in some kind of trouble. A man after my own heart.
15 Q
Jan 04 08
234 plays
7 Man or Superman? - A Shavian Discourse
George Bernard Shaw has been described as a pundit, freethinker, critic, dramatist - a satirical commentator on the human condition - his wit and observations are timeless.
10 Q
Nov 17 04
279 plays
8 Erma B: Portrait of a Humorist
The late Erma Bombeck began her career as a newspaper columnist, then published several books, and even appeared on television. How much do you remember about one of America's funniest writers?
10 Q
Nov 19 08
387 plays
9 Goethe
Interestingly, there is no quiz yet on Goethe. This quiz is mainly concerned with Goethe as a literary figure rather than the many other fields in which he was active.
10 Q
Dec 22 11
153 plays
10 Michael Crichton
Michael Crichton was a noted author of thriller and science fiction novels and passed away on 4th November 2008. This quiz is a tribute to the great author and has questions on his life and works.
10 Q
Nov 13 08
768 plays
11 It's Christopher, Not Chris
Ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, comrades and friends (if I may be so bold), this quiz pays tribute to one of the great and controversial public intellectuals of our time. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of Christopher Hitchens.
10 Q
Apr 13 12
132 plays
12 Arthur C. Clarke - Space Cadet
Forever linked with '2001: A Space Odyssey', the late Sir Arthur Charles Clarke was a well-known writer of science and science fiction. Let us explore many facets of his earlier years that may have influenced his writings.
10 Q
Jul 02 11
153 plays
13 Stephen Crane
The American author Stephen Crane was a popular naturalist writer. Please take this quiz about his life and work. Good luck!
10 Q
Jul 03 09
219 plays
14 Jules Verne´s Life
The critics consider Jules Verne the "father" of science fiction genre, while many consider this an exaggeration. What do you know about Jules Verne's life?
10 Q
Jul 31 08
315 plays
15 Max Ehrmann, Author of "Desiderata"
Beautifully written, "Desiderata", has always been my favorite. "Desiderata" was written by Max Ehrmann in 1927. Let's see what we can learn about this man.
10 Q
Sep 14 10
135 plays
16 Living Next Door to Alice
Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) may not have lived next door to the little girl who inspired his best known works, but he lived quite near her. Alice Liddell's father Henry was Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, where Carroll lived and worked.
10 Q
Nov 27 14
147 plays
17 More Than "Gone With The Wind": Margaret Mitchell
We all know she wrote a great novel set during the Civil War...but what else do you know about her?
10 Q
Jan 13 03
783 plays
18 C. S. Lewis's Life
C. S. Lewis is one of my favorite authors. This quiz is on his life.
10 Q
Jan 22 04
471 plays
19 S.S. Van Dine
Popularity is fleeting. S.S. Van Dine was one of the innovators of the mystery novel of the 1920s and 1930s. This is a quiz to highlight his contributions.
10 Q
Nov 05 09
138 plays
20 You Little Dickens!
Charles Dickens - the life and works of the most successful British writer of the Victorian age.
10 Q
May 26 13
432 plays
21 A Thoreau Understanding
This quiz will test your knowledge of the life of the influential and multi-talented author Henry David Thoreau. Thank you to portgleep for the quiz title. Best of luck!
10 Q
May 17 15
93 plays
22 Clive Cussler
I could not believe there was not a quiz about this great and prolific writer. I hope you enjoy the quiz.
10 Q
Jun 14 09
471 plays
23 A Sometimes Blithe Spirit: Noel Coward
A man of many gifts, Noel Coward was a leading light in the British theatre for over half-a-century, and for almost as long on the international stage. Let's see how much you know about him.
10 Q
Dec 26 05
387 plays
24 The 'Real' James Herriot
I have spent many happy hours with my nose buried in a book by world famous author and veterinarian James Herriot. How much do you know about the 'real' James Herriot? Have fun!
20 Q
Mar 22 02
801 plays
25 George R. R. Martin, Writer of Magical Worlds
George R. R. Martin has been called the modern Tolkien due to his penchant for writing gritty, realistic fantasy / sci-fi / horror. See how much you know about his life and works.
10 Q
Jun 13 13
135 plays
26 Dennis Potter - Blue Remembrances
Dennis Potter is mainly remembered as an author of television drama. The quiz title is related to one of his plays. Much of his work was innovative. What can you recall of his life and work?
10 Q
Feb 21 09
150 plays
27 David Morrell: Master Writer
I am a big fan of this writer. A rare man who rose from adversity in his childhood to become someone who has been lauded by people like Stephen King.
10 Q
Feb 26 08
216 plays
28 A Postscript for Postgate
This quiz is a tribute to a creative man Oliver Postgate (1925-2008) who gave me fun and interest when I was growing up and delight and joy when together with my children and later their children I re-watched his animated creations on the TV.
10 Q
Dec 28 08
330 plays
29 In Search of Peter Pan
J. M. Barrie wrote the magical story about "Peter Pan", the young boy who did not want to grow up. How much do you know about this very talented children's author?
10 Q
Jul 18 13
294 plays
30 The Life of Dylan Thomas
Is Dylan Thomas the greatest British poet of all time? Hopefully this quiz will encourage you to read his work and decide for yourself!
10 Q
Dec 13 04
207 plays
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