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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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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
174 plays
92
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
135 plays
93
Christopher Marlowe

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 (10 qns)
robert362
384 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
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
210 plays
96
David Sedaris

What do you know about this autobiographical humorist and his work?
Average (10 qns)
filmmaker03
324 plays
97
Molière

This is my first quiz, a quiz about the French author Molière.
Average (15 qns)
IK-MDK
201 plays
98
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
153 plays
99
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
138 plays
100
To You, Gertrude Stein

A quiz about Gertrude Stein.
Average (10 qns)
pennie1478
162 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
216 plays
102
Franz Kafka

This is a quiz I made about Franz Kafka. Enjoy.
Difficult (15 qns)
sullengirl20
546 plays
103
Poe

Tribute to the talented and tortured E.A.P.
Average (10 qns)
robert362
1323 plays
104
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
174 plays
105
The Life and Works of G. A. Henty

G. A. Henty wrote many books and was called "The Boy's Own Historian." How much do you know about him?
Tough (10 qns)
starry_night
165 plays
106
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
306 plays
107
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
300 plays
108
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
270 plays
109
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
216 plays
110
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
177 plays
111
Henry David Thoreau

This quiz is about the life and works of Henry David Thoreau.
Average (10 qns)
WillowFlare
492 plays
112
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
264 plays
113
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
378 plays
114
The Benchleys

About the famed three-generation literary family.
Difficult (15 qns)
tjoebigham
183 plays
115
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
258 plays
116
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
240 plays
117
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
522 plays
118
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
234 plays
119
John Steinbeck

This is a quiz on the author, John Steinbeck.
Difficult (10 qns)
stevethehunter
522 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
231 plays
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