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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 Quizzes in category Individual Authors
61
Ann Rule 10 questions

This quiz is about my favorite author, Ann Rule (b. 1935). She writes books and articles on true crime - that is, crimes that really happened.
Tough
scoobydoo2416
288 plays
62
Gore Vidal: Author Turned Celebrity 10 questions

Gore Vidal has been a prolific author, but he has become equally well known for his keen intelligence, wit, and associations with celebrities. He is a polarizing figure to many, but his impact on our society and political discourse cannot be denied.
Very Difficult
jstagamtome
216 plays
63
The Life and Works of Bret Easton Ellis 10 questions

A brief synopsis on the writer and his post-modern Gen-X literature, which includes "Less Than Zero", "American Psycho", "Lunar Park" and many more.
Tough
jarbey
198 plays
64
A Man Named Nicholas Sparks 10 questions

You know the books, but what do you know about the man behind the words? Enjoy!
Tough
funnybuni
171 plays
65
The Legendary H. Allen Smith 10 questions

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.
Tough
daver852
147 plays
66
William Faulkner 10 questions

This is a quiz about the life and works of the author William Falukner
Average
workisboring
171 plays
67
'Diary' of Jeff Kinney 10 questions

"I wouldn't say I was a wimpy kid, but I had my moments," quoted Jeff Kinney.
Difficult
pennie1478
87 plays
68
The Life And Times Of Joy Adamson 10 questions

This quiz is about Joy Adamson, the author of "Born Free." Adamson's life was and is an inspiration to all. Her greatest joy in life was returning animals to their wild state. Although her life was cut short, she will always be remembered.
Difficult
DakotaNorth
264 plays
69
Balzac: His Life and Works 10 questions

Honoré de Balzac was one of the most influential and prolific of nineteenth century writers. Here are some questions on his life and work.
Tough
scotspanlit
228 plays
70
The Marquis de Sade 10 questions

This quiz is about the man who gave birth to the word "sadism" and is no doubt one of the most notorious characters in history. See what you know about this sexual deviant and libertine!
Difficult
no_one_now
369 plays
71
Chaim Potok 10 questions

This quiz tests players' knowledge of the author Chaim Potok. Best of luck!
Average
Triviaballer
192 plays
72
Life of Samuel Pepys 15 questions

This quiz is on the life of Samuel Pepys, the Englishman whose famous diary gives a candid view of life during the Restoration.
Difficult
LindaC007
321 plays
73
O. Henry 10 questions

A tribute to one of America's best loved short story writers.
Tough
astorian
354 plays
74
The Dean of Science Fiction 10 questions

One of the most influential science fiction authors of the 20th century, Robert A. Heinlein came to be known as "The Dean". How much do you know about his life?
Tough
Rowena8482
174 plays
75
The Life of Jacqueline Wilson 10 questions

Jacqueline Wilson, famous author. Born in Bath, Somerset, England in 1945. From her first years onwards, this quiz covers some important parts of her life. This is my first quiz, and I hope you enjoy it!
Average
elqueen
213 plays
76
Edgar's Inspiration: His Wife and His Life 10 questions

Do you know Edgar Allan Poe? Are you sure? Really? Prove it, now!
Average
MtSarah
210 plays
77
Bram Stoker And 'Dracula' 10 questions

This is on the life of the creator of Count Dracula, Bram Stoker. There are a few questions on 'Dracula', also.
Difficult
LindaC007
858 plays
78
Thomas Hardy Basics 10 questions

A few basic questions about the author Thomas Hardy and his works.
Average
hookecho21
339 plays
79
Sylvia Plath Biography 15 questions

Sylvia Plath led a fascinating life that ended in tragedy. This is a quiz dedicated to her life, her work, and her brilliance.
Tough
katiek54
513 plays
80
Rod Serling: Beyond the Twilight Zone 10 questions

'Twilight Zone' was a classic - but it wasn't the only thing that Serling ever did. All of the following questions involve projects which involved Serling (teleplay, screenplay, etc.) in some capacity.
Difficult
robert362
633 plays
81
The Life of Fyodor Dostoyevsky 10 questions

Ten questions on the life and times of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, the famous Russian author. Enjoy!
Average
jonnowales
246 plays
82
Catullus, the Greatest Romantic of Ancient Rome 10 questions

This is a quiz for all those who have studied classics and/ or love Catullus, one of the greatest poets of all times.
Tough
Beatka
252 plays
83
The "Dahling" of Literature 15 questions

Fifteen questions about Roald Dahl's life.
Tough
pennie1478
210 plays
84
Thomas Edward Lawrence (of Arabia and Beyond) 15 questions

T. E. Lawrence, "Lawrence of Arabia", was a charismatic and enigmatic early twentieth-century figure. While his exploits were dramatic and colorful, his ambiguity is as much a part of his reputation as his accomplishments are.
Very Difficult
tactcigi
438 plays
85
The Life of S. E. Hinton 10 questions

Let's see how well you know S. E. Hinton. Try taking my quiz and then tell me what you think.
Tough
rlke6488
318 plays
86
Lonesome Traveler - The Life of Jack Kerouac 10 questions

When the Beat Generation swept across the United States in post-World War II, Jack Kerouac became the embodiment of this movement. How well do you know the father of this entire generation?
Tough
SGTShaw
120 plays
87
Christopher Marlowe 10 questions

Christopher Marlowe was quite a character: A short life, a great Elizabethan talent, a belief (by some) that he wrote Shakespeare's works - and a very curious death.
Tough
robert362
384 plays
88
Ever 'Kippled'? 20 questions

The title refers to a joke about Kipling's name: 'Do you like Kipling?' 'I don't know, I've never Kippled' The quiz offers an overview of his life and work.
Tough
tjoebigham
423 plays
89
Hero of the Penny Dreadful: Horatio Alger, Jr. 10 questions

At the beginning of the 20th century, Horatio Alger, Jr. was one of the most widely-read authors in America. Let's see how much you know of this prolific writer.
Tough
LaLaLoopy
135 plays
90
Dickens' Biography 10 questions

Questions about the life and death of Charles Dickens for the true 'Dickensophile'. Have fun.
Tough
Bethanny
663 plays
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