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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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trivia quiz  Carroll and Alice: "The Golden Afternoon" Editor choice cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, benniebenbenny, May 03 07

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.
May 03 07
2214 plays
trivia quiz  The Life and Works of Flannery O'Connor cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, trident, May 02 07

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.
trident editor
May 02 07
348 plays
trivia quiz  Hunter S. Thompson, 1937-2005 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Finduskeepus, Jun 03 10

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.
Jun 03 10
432 plays
trivia quiz  The Troubled Genius of Henry Lawson cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Apr 30 14

"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.
Creedy gold member
Apr 30 14
267 plays
trivia quiz  Erma B: Portrait of a Humorist cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, InXanadu, Nov 19 08

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?
Nov 19 08
402 plays
trivia quiz  F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald cool 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, Polaris101, Mar 15 05

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.
Polaris101 gold member
Mar 15 05
612 plays
trivia quiz  Nathaniel Hawthorne: A Glimpse into His Life cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Aug 23 15

What do you know about the life of one of the United States' greatest writers, Nathaniel Hawthorne?
alaspooryoric gold member
Aug 23 15
153 plays
trivia quiz  H G Wells: Not an Invisible Man cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Sep 10 15

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.
rossian editor
Sep 10 15
303 plays
trivia quiz  Man or Superman? - A Shavian Discourse cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Nannanut, Nov 17 04

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.
Nov 17 04
306 plays
trivia quiz  Ernest Hemingway: A Glimpse into His Life cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Aug 04 16

See what you know about the life of one of America's greatest writers, Ernest Hemingway.
alaspooryoric gold member
Aug 04 16
162 plays
trivia quiz  The Life and Works of Thomas Nashe cool 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, daver852, Jan 04 08

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.
daver852 gold member
Jan 04 08
249 plays
trivia quiz  The Life and Works of Mrs Gaskell cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Aug 31 15

How much do you know about the life and work of the Victorian novelist, Mrs Gaskell?
Fifiona81 editor
Aug 31 15
99 plays
trivia quiz  Michael Crichton cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, deepakmr, Nov 13 08

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.
Nov 13 08
798 plays
trivia quiz  It's Christopher, Not Chris cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, doublemm, Apr 13 12

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.
Apr 13 12
159 plays
trivia quiz  Stephen Crane cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mrgrouchy, Jul 03 09

The American author Stephen Crane was a popular naturalist writer. Please take this quiz about his life and work. Good luck!
Jul 03 09
234 plays
trivia quiz  Jules Verne´s Life cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, RioBR, Jul 31 08

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?
Jul 31 08
330 plays
trivia quiz  Omar Khayyam cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Apr 14 15

You've probably heard his name because of the translation of some of his poems, but there is much more to find out about this talented man!
looney_tunes editor
Apr 14 15
123 plays
trivia quiz  Goethe cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Dec 22 11

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.
bloomsby editor
Dec 22 11
174 plays
trivia quiz  C. S. Lewis's Life cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ertrum, Jan 22 04

C. S. Lewis is one of my favorite authors. This quiz is on his life.
ertrum gold member
Jan 22 04
513 plays
trivia quiz  Dennis Potter - Blue Remembrances cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Feb 21 09

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?
rossian editor
Feb 21 09
177 plays
trivia quiz  Terry Pratchett - Better than Magic cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, gme24, Aug 25 15

Terry Pratchett came to my life and stayed there. It was love at first read. This quiz is dedicated to a great author.
gme24 gold member
Aug 25 15
153 plays
trivia quiz  Max Ehrmann, Author of "Desiderata" cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, funnytrivianna, Sep 14 10

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.
funnytrivianna gold member
Sep 14 10
147 plays
trivia quiz  Arthur C. Clarke - Space Cadet cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, casey317, Jul 02 11

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.
Jul 02 11
174 plays
trivia quiz  Dennis Wheatley cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, civilised, Dec 28 10

Dennis Wheatley is nearly forgotten now but was once a best-selling author in Britain, particularly famous for his knowledge of Black Magic.
Dec 28 10
144 plays
trivia quiz  A Sometimes Blithe Spirit: Noel Coward cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Dec 26 05

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.
Cymruambyth gold member
Dec 26 05
399 plays
trivia quiz  Clive Cussler 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, martinjudo, Jun 14 09

I could not believe there was not a quiz about this great and prolific writer. I hope you enjoy the quiz.
Jun 14 09
498 plays
trivia quiz  All About Tom Stoppard 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, evenlater, Jan 17 07

How much do you know about England's most popular contemporary playwright?
Jan 17 07
168 plays
trivia quiz  More Than "Gone With The Wind": Margaret Mitchell 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, laughinggirl, Jan 13 03

We all know she wrote a great novel set during the Civil War...but what else do you know about her?
Jan 13 03
810 plays
trivia quiz  The Life and Works of Wilkie Collins 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, helen295, Oct 09 08

Wilkie Collins was one of the most influential authors of the 19th century yet today much of his work has been forgotten. I hope this quiz will inspire you to read his books and find out what made him one of the most popular writers of his time.
helen295 gold member
Oct 09 08
213 plays
trivia quiz  The Wrong Box: A Life of Robert Louis Stevenson 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, pagea, Aug 20 15

You may know him best for 'Treasure Island' or 'The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde', but this quiz focuses on the life of one of Scotland's best known literary exports. Good luck and enjoy the quiz!
pagea gold member
Aug 20 15
165 plays
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