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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.
Tough (10 qns)
benniebenbenny
2145 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.
Average (10 qns)
trident
342 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.
Average (10 qns)
Creedy
258 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.
Average (10 qns)
Finduskeepus
408 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.
Tough (15 qns)
Polaris101
585 plays
6
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?
Tough (10 qns)
InXanadu
396 plays
7
H G Wells: Not an Invisible Man

Recognised as one of the first authors of science fiction, H G Wells led an interesting and sometimes unusual life. This quiz covers some of the major events of his life and work.
Average (10 qns)
rossian
282 plays
8
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.
Tough (10 qns)
Nannanut
294 plays
9
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.
Tough (15 qns)
daver852
249 plays
10
Nathaniel Hawthorne: A Glimpse into His Life

What do you know about the life of one of the United States' greatest writers, Nathaniel Hawthorne?
Average (10 qns)
alaspooryoric
147 plays
11
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.
Tough (10 qns)
casey317
171 plays
12
The Life and Works of Mrs Gaskell

How much do you know about the life and work of the Victorian novelist, Mrs Gaskell?
Tough (10 qns)
Fifiona81
87 plays
13
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.
Average (10 qns)
deepakmr
786 plays
14
Ernest Hemingway: A Glimpse into His Life

See what you know about the life of one of America's greatest writers, Ernest Hemingway.
Average (10 qns)
alaspooryoric
Aug 04 16
147 plays
15
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?
Tough (10 qns)
RioBR
324 plays
16
Stephen Crane

The American author Stephen Crane was a popular naturalist writer. Please take this quiz about his life and work. Good luck!
Average (10 qns)
mrgrouchy
225 plays
17
His Excellency, John Buchan

John Buchan combined success as a writer with a glittering career in public service.
Average (10 qns)
dellastreet
144 plays
18
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.
Tough (10 qns)
bloomsby
165 plays
19
C. S. Lewis's Life

C. S. Lewis is one of my favorite authors. This quiz is on his life.
Average (10 qns)
ertrum
501 plays
20
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.
Average (10 qns)
doublemm
153 plays
21
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.
Tough (10 qns)
wilbill
159 plays
22
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.
Tough (10 qns)
funnytrivianna
147 plays
23
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?
Average (10 qns)
rossian
171 plays
24
Dennis Wheatley

Dennis Wheatley is nearly forgotten now but was once a best-selling author in Britain, particularly famous for his knowledge of Black Magic.
Tough (10 qns)
civilised
141 plays
25
Clive Cussler

I could not believe there was not a quiz about this great and prolific writer. I hope you enjoy the quiz.
Average (10 qns)
martinjudo
489 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.
Difficult (10 qns)
Cymruambyth
396 plays
27
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!
Tough (10 qns)
bluebuddhist
216 plays
28
All About Tom Stoppard

How much do you know about England's most popular contemporary playwright?
Tough (10 qns)
evenlater
165 plays
29
Terry Pratchett - Better than Magic

Terry Pratchett came to my life and stayed there. It was love at first read. This quiz is dedicated to a great author.
Average (10 qns)
gme24
135 plays
30
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?
Tough (10 qns)
laughinggirl
798 plays
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