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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
2232 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
285 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
405 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
618 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
306 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
159 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
255 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
132 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
309 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.
doublemm gold member
Apr 13 12
165 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
177 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
804 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
237 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  More Than "Gone With The Wind": Margaret Mitchell cool 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
816 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  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  George R. R. Martin, Writer of Magical Worlds cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, eyhung, Jun 13 13

George R. R. Martin has been called the modern Tolkien due to his penchant for writing gritty, realistic fantasy / sci-fi / horror. See how much you know about his life and works.
eyhung gold member
Jun 13 13
177 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
519 plays
trivia quiz  Goethe 10 questions
Average, 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
177 plays
trivia quiz  A Postscript for Postgate 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, bracklaman, Dec 28 08

This quiz is a tribute to a creative man Oliver Postgate (1925-2008) who gave me fun and interest when I was growing up and delight and joy when together with my children and later their children I re-watched his animated creations on the TV.
Dec 28 08
336 plays
trivia quiz  You Little Dickens! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, paul4760, May 26 13

Charles Dickens - the life and works of the most successful British writer of the Victorian age.
May 26 13
495 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
501 plays
trivia quiz  In Search of Peter Pan 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Jul 18 13

J. M. Barrie wrote the magical story about "Peter Pan", the young boy who did not want to grow up. How much do you know about this very talented children's author?
Jul 18 13
366 plays
trivia quiz  A Sometimes Blithe Spirit: Noel Coward 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
402 plays
trivia quiz  Oh My God, The Possibilities Are Endless! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Ceduh, Oct 08 17

How much do you know about the man C.S. Lewis? This would be my first quiz in the People category.
Oct 08 17
192 plays
trivia quiz  Jules Verne´s Life 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
333 plays
trivia quiz  The 'Real' James Herriot 20 questions
Difficult, 20 Qns, ballykissangel, Mar 22 02

I have spent many happy hours with my nose buried in a book by world famous author and veterinarian James Herriot. How much do you know about the 'real' James Herriot? Have fun!
Mar 22 02
834 plays
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