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

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

  • Question 2

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

  • Question 3

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

  • Question 4

    Which author won the 2011 Man Booker Award?

  • Question 5

    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 6

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

  • Question 7

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

  • Question 8

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

  • Question 9

    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 10

    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?

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