THE Author quiz (yes there’s a prize!)

Even though the film quiz is still running, it’s a two horse race and will be over soon…

Here is the author quiz that I thought up last night. There are ten authors hidden below and you are given a piece of information on them each day until someone gets them.


34 =

: The winner!
11 =

: Second place is yours my lad (beware the moon though)!
7 =

: A worthy third position for the bullet!
6 =

: Comes in on the second day and grabs an author!
5 =

: Appears with the penultimate author!

Da roolz

  • No googling, wikepiding, etc., etc. Blah, blah blah, you know the score.

  • Each day there will be extra clues, the minute an author is guessed, they are removed from the list.

  • The scores to be gained are in brackets after the clues.

  • You can guess each author ONCE per day. Any extra guesses are ignored by me, but may be taken up by others (thus giving them the points.)

  • The points are set at maximum on the first day and drop by one point every day after.

  • The winner will receive a book from me after the quiz has closed.

  • This quiz will remain open until all the authors have been guessed or until sometime Friday (30th March 2007).

  • Have fun!

Da clooz:

  1. Baptised: February 1564 [7] [info]squirrel_monkey and 7 for Christopher Marlowe.

  2. Born: January 1809 [7][info]generalbullet gets the maximum 7 points for Edgar Allan Poe.

  3. Born: February 1812 [7] [info]squirrel_monkey gets all 7 for guessing Charles Dickens.

  4. Born: November 1847, in Ireland [6] [info]squirrel_monkey with another 6 for Bram Stoker

  5. Born: November 1922, in the United States [6] [info]squirrel_monkey (never!) with 6 for Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

  6. Born:November 1939 [7] and again [info]squirrel_monkey gets 7 for Margaret Atwood.

  7. Born: September 1943, in Sri Lanka and has had a novel (badly) made into a film [5]

    got the 5 for my favourite author of all time and last to be guessed, Michael Ondaatje


  8. Born: February 1947, in the United States [6] [info]pete23 with 6 for Paul Auster

  9. Born: February 1954, in Scotland [6] [info]shereenb gets 6 points for guessing Iain Banks.

  10. Born: November 1967, in England, before moving to Spain [5] [info]abygael gets 5 points for spotting the multi-talented Simon Haynes


Get to it book worms!


About Mark S. Deniz

English teacher, writer, editor, publisher, reviewer and blogger. Founder of publishing company, Morrigan Books and imprint, Gilgamesh Press and editor-in-chief for review site, Beyond Fiction. Also cycles, plays floorball, listens to lots and lots of music, reads a ton of books and tries to fit in some TV, film and writing too. View all posts by Mark S. Deniz

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