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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.   There are 211 quizzes in this category.
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91
Omar Tyree

This quiz is for all of the true fans of Omar Tyree. Come on and give it a try it's not difficult.
Tough (10 qns)
NYKnicksGirl1026
Nov 17 01
192 plays
92
Dalton Trumbo: Overlooked Genius

This quiz is about the work of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. Let's see what you know!
Average (15 qns)
StickyBad
Jul 26 09
174 plays
93
Nevil Shute - A Voice of the 20th Century

Our library recently added a host of Nevil Shute books to their e-book collection. He has long been one of my favorite authors so I went on a bit of a binge. I though a quiz might be a good way to share some of my new insights into this interesting man
Tough (10 qns)
MicjealS
Nov 12 12
135 plays
94
The LIfe and Works of Paul Theroux

A quiz about the life and work of one of my favorite authors.
Tough (10 qns)
PJLBewdy
Mar 26 04
174 plays
95
Lilian Jackson Braun Herself

L.J.B. is one of my favorite authors. Her adventures of KoKo, YumYum, and Mr. Q are always great reading.
Tough (15 qns)
stargate
Sep 07 03
210 plays
96
To You, Gertrude Stein

A quiz about Gertrude Stein.
Average (10 qns)
pennie1478
Sep 13 10
159 plays
97
Poe

Tribute to the talented and tortured E.A.P.
Average (10 qns)
robert362
Nov 16 00
1266 plays
98
David Sedaris

What do you know about this autobiographical humorist and his work?
Average (10 qns)
filmmaker03
Jun 25 05
324 plays
99
Pran - The Great Indian Cartoonist

The name of the quiz says it all, Pran is arguably one of India'a greatest cartoonists and writers. He took India by storm with his unique characters like Chacha Chaudhry and Sabu when India was totally tending towards the West.
Average (10 qns)
peelusrinivasan
Jan 26 04
153 plays
100
Life of James Boswell

James Boswell has for the past two centuries been known primarily as "the great biographer". The publication of his personal papers, discovered in the 1920s, has given him a reputation as a master diarist as well. This quiz is about the great Boswell!
Tough (10 qns)
thf1977
Feb 24 05
138 plays
101
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Not only does this quiz cover Elizabeth's life, but also some of her most famous poetry pieces.
Tough (10 qns)
pennie1478
Jan 30 06
213 plays
102
Franz Kafka

This is a quiz I made about Franz Kafka. Enjoy.
Difficult (15 qns)
sullengirl20
Oct 04 01
546 plays
103
Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Ngugi wa Thiong'o is one of Africa's greatest living authors. Here are 10 Questions regarding him and his work.
Average (10 qns)
pericles34
Dec 22 08
174 plays
104
Torey Hayden-Special Educator

Torey Hayden is a special education writer, the author of the books 'One Child' and 'The Tiger's Child'. How much do you know about this hard-hitting author who has captured so many hearts? The quiz is roughly equal-books and information about the author
Tough (10 qns)
aedupont
Feb 26 02
237 plays
105
The Life of Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy is one of the greatest of all English novelists. You've read his books, but what do you know about the man himself?
Tough (10 qns)
thf1977
Feb 27 05
306 plays
106
Life of Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) is one of the 20th Century's most important writers. His novels, such as 'Lolita' and 'Pale Fire,' are considered classics, and monumental artistic achievements. Test your knowledge of the life of Nabokov with this quiz.
Average (20 qns)
panderson
May 14 02
300 plays
107
Ambrose Bierce

Best known for his disppearence in Mexico, Ambrose Bierce left behind a body of work unique in American letters.
Difficult (10 qns)
tjoebigham
Jan 21 01
267 plays
108
The Life of Kenneth Grahame

This is on the author of the beloved 'The Wind in the Willows'. There are a few questions about the book also.
Tough (15 qns)
LindaC007
Nov 18 01
216 plays
109
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is an author on the rise. Her first novel was published in 2003. The following are 10 questions about her life and works.
Average (10 qns)
pericles34
Sep 03 09
177 plays
110
Henry David Thoreau

This quiz is about the life and works of Henry David Thoreau.
Average (10 qns)
WillowFlare
Jun 28 01
492 plays
111
Stephen Ambrose Memorial: His Life and Work

I am a great admirer of the late Stephen Ambrose and these questions concern his life and work.
Tough (15 qns)
mickeygreeneyes
Oct 17 02
264 plays
112
The Works of Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is one of the finest authors living today, in comics, children's books and literature. How well do you know his work?
Difficult (15 qns)
itamarkatz
Oct 18 03
378 plays
113
The Benchleys

About the famed three-generation literary family.
Difficult (15 qns)
tjoebigham
Aug 01 01
183 plays
114
Ben Hecht

They don't make writers like Hecht anymore! Journalist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist...he was a legend in his own time, but forgotten now. Good luck!
Average (20 qns)
tjoebigham
May 29 03
258 plays
115
James Barrie And Peter Pan

This quiz is on the life of Sir James Barrie. There are a few questions on his most famous character, Peter Pan.
Tough (15 qns)
LindaC007
Nov 24 01
522 plays
116
Jacqueline Wilson's Adult Life

Jacqueline Wilson is a fantastic author for children aged 7 onwards, and talk about personal problems kids have. Bullying, death, the loss of a parent etc. Do you really know the author behind the books?
Average (10 qns)
Rachel xx
Jun 17 07
231 plays
117
Robert W. Service

Robert W. Service is one of the greatest poets ever. Test your knowledge on him with this quiz.
Average (10 qns)
LordBehemoth
Mar 28 01
237 plays
118
John Steinbeck

This is a quiz on the author, John Steinbeck.
Difficult (10 qns)
stevethehunter
Apr 08 02
519 plays
119
Mary Shelley

I hope you know about the background of Mary Shelley.
Tough (10 qns)
AmandaLG
Jun 23 00
594 plays
120
The History of Edgar Rice Burroughs

This is a quiz about the life of Edgar Rice Burroughs. See how much you know about the author of many science fiction, fantasy and Tarzan stories.
Average (10 qns)
gamemaker
May 03 02
225 plays
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