Award-Winning Writers Quiz

Award-Winning Writers Quiz

Created by dipukora

Who are the people behind the prose? What prestigious literary awards have gone to which authors? Take this eNotes quiz about award-winning writers to test your knowledge about their accomplishments, struggles, and famous works.

  • Question 1

    Who was the first English-language writer to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature and still remains its youngest recipient?

  • Question 2

    Hilary Mantel, the Man Booker Award winner for 2009, spent six years in which African country?

  • Question 3

    Which author won the 2011 Man Booker Award?

  • Question 4

    Which 1976 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award originally planned to study music in college but gave up the idea because the thought of performing at recitals was too scary?

  • Question 5

    What recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature had difficulties writing the would-be famous story of his childhood until he had a vision about it while driving?

  • Question 6

    What winner of the Commonwealth Club Gold Award for fiction struggled with a dual culture until a family trip caused the author to remark, “As soon as my feet touched China, I became Chinese"?

  • Question 7

    Who won four Pulitzer Prizes in poetry, setting the record for that category?

  • Question 8

    What is an interesting fact about Hugo and Nebula award winner Octavia Butler?

  • Question 9

    Which Pulitzer Prize winner was a big baseball fan and even wrote a book about a baseball league?

  • Question 10

    Which of Neil Gaiman's books was the first ever to win all four of the major “speculative fiction” awards for best novel?

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