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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.
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10 Q
benniebenbenny
May 03 07
1878 plays
2 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.
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10 Q
Finduskeepus
Jun 03 10
345 plays
3 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.
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10 Q
trident
May 02 07
315 plays
4 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.
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Creedy
Apr 30 14
114 plays
5 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?
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10 Q
InXanadu
Nov 19 08
372 plays
6 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.
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15 Q
Polaris101
Mar 15 05
558 plays
7 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.
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15 Q
daver852
Jan 04 08
222 plays
8 Stephen Crane
The American author Stephen Crane was a popular naturalist writer. Please take this quiz about his life and work. Good luck!
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10 Q
mrgrouchy
Jul 03 09
198 plays
9 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.
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10 Q
Nannanut
Nov 17 04
276 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.
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10 Q
deepakmr
Nov 13 08
738 plays
11 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?
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10 Q
Plodd
Jul 18 13
201 plays
12 Goethe
Interestingly, there is no quiz yet on Goethe. This quiz is concerned with Goethe as a literary figure, not with the many other fields in which he was active.
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10 Q
bloomsby
Dec 22 11
135 plays
13 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?
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rossian
Feb 21 09
141 plays
14 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.
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doublemm
Apr 13 12
126 plays
15 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.
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10 Q
casey317
Jul 02 11
147 plays
16 Clive Cussler
I could not believe there was not a quiz about this great and prolific writer. I hope you enjoy the quiz.
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10 Q
martinjudo
Jun 14 09
465 plays
17 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?
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RioBR
Jul 31 08
312 plays
18 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.
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10 Q
funnytrivianna
Sep 14 10
135 plays
19 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?
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10 Q
laughinggirl
Jan 13 03
777 plays
20 C. S. Lewis's Life
C. S. Lewis is one of my favorite authors. This quiz is on his life.
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10 Q
ertrum
Jan 22 04
462 plays
21 C.S. Lewis: the man who created Narnia
"The Man Who Created Narnia" is the title of a book on Lewis by Michael Coren, and a very good biography of Lewis is called "The Narnian". This is a quiz about the life and works of the man who was Christian apologist, scholar, and creator of fantasy.
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10 Q
Ampelos
Dec 10 13
156 plays
22 You Little Dickens!
Charles Dickens - the life and works of the most successful British writer of the Victorian age.
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10 Q
paul4760
May 26 13
411 plays
23 Ernest Hemingway
A man of adventure, romance, and intelligence describes this man to the fullest. Have fun and good luck with some intriguing questions over this American writer.
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rgranger01
Mar 19 06
447 plays
24 Sir Thomas Wyatt (the Elder)
Thomas Wyatt was a poet during the 16th century, and brought the Italian sonnet to England. See how much you know about his life and poems. As befits a quiz about a poet, the questions are all rhymes.
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10 Q
princess_1990
Apr 18 07
144 plays
25 The Legendary H. Allen Smith
This is a quiz about the American humorist, H. Allen Smith. He was, in my opinion, the funniest writer who ever lived. If you have read his books, this quiz should be easy.
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10 Q
daver852
Jun 24 13
120 plays
26 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.
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Cymruambyth
Dec 26 05
384 plays
27 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!
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20 Q
ballykissangel
Mar 22 02
786 plays
28 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.
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Rehaberpro
Nov 05 09
135 plays
29 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.
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martinjudo
Feb 26 08
216 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!
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10 Q
bluebuddhist
Dec 13 04
195 plays
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