Who wrote The Executioner’s Song about the death of convicted killer Gary Gilmore”?



What Congressional Medal of Honor winner penned the novel “To Hell and Back”?


Who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1948 for the novel Tales of the South Pacific?


What author was born in Scotland, lived in America and died in Samoa?


What American author wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip van Winkle?


Who wrote The Secret Life of Walter Mitty?


Who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938?


What author’s only novel is a classic of English literature called Wuthering Heights?


Who wrote the semi-autobiographical novel Little Women?


What English author wrote about intollerance and social injustice?


What English author went by the pen name of Boz?


Who created The Thin Man characters Nick and Nora Charles?

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  • The bestselling book of all timeThe Bible
  • Second-best selling book of all timeQuotations of Mao Tse Tung
  • Bestselling continuously updated book of all timeThe Guinness Book of World Records
  • The bestselling novel of all timeValley of the Dolls
  • Storyteller from ThraceAesop
  • Virgil writes that this man is the ancestor of all RomansAeneas
  • First century satire of Roman EmpireSatyricon
  • 5th or 6th century Saxon saga Beowulf
  • Beowulf monsterGrendel
  • 8th century Anglo-Saxon monk and translatorVenerable Bede
  • William I survey of England, 1085Domesday Book
  • Classic medieval morality plays Everyman
  • 14th century “Father of English Literature”Geoffrey Chaucer
  • The Wife of Bath appears in this workThe Canterbury Tales
  • Crystal City is in this work Pilgrim’s Progress
  • 1653 book on fishingThe Compleat Angler
  • Dante’s love Beatrice
  • Samuel Johnson biographerJames Bozwell
  • Milton work about the fall of SatanParadise Lost
  • Mephistopheles is the devil in this workDr. Faustus
  • Vlad the Impaler is the basis for this character Count Dracula
  • Cyrano de Bergerac’s loveRoxanne
  • Sir Galahad’s father Lancelot
  • King Arthur’s islandAvalon
  • Edmond Dantes is this manThe Count of Monte Cristo
  • Don Quixote’s squire Sancho Panza
  • Count Vronsky’s loveAnna Karenina
  • Land in Lost HorizonShangri-La
  • Subject of The Agony and the EcstasyMichelangelo
  • Baroness Orczy’s heroThe Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Oscar Wilde’s never aging murderer Dorian Gray
  • C. S. Forester’s naval heroCaptain Horatio Hornblower
  • Jules Verne’s captainCaptain Nemo
  • Captain Nemo’s submarineNautilus
  • Phileas Fogg is in this novelAround the World in 80 Days
  • Fogg’s sidekick Passepartout
  • Creator of the character Jean Valjean Victor Hugo
  • Main character in The Hunchback of Notre Dame Quasimodo
  • Quasimodo’s love Esmeralda
  • Character Oliver Mellors was known asLady Chatterley’s Lover
  • Philip Nolan is this title characterhe Man Without a Country
  • 19th century writer of dime novelsNed Buntline
  • James Fenimore Cooper’s hometownCooperstown, NY
  • Cooper’s five-novel talesThe Leather-Stocking Tales
  • The first Leather Stocking taleThe Pioneers
  • Cooper’s scout in The Pathfinder and The Deerslayer Natty Bumppo
  • Natty Bumppo’s nickname Hawkeye
  • Cooper’s last MohicanUncas
  • First American man of letters, from Tarrytown, NY Washington Irving
  • Ichabod Crane appears in this novelhe Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Irving’s Sleepy Hollow rider The Headless Horseman
  • Mountains where Rip Van Winkle slept for 20 years The Catskills
  • Louisa May Alcott’s literary alter ego Jo March
  • Salem, Massachusetts authorNathaniel Hawthorne
  • She wore the scarlet letterHester Prynne
  • Hester Prynne’s daughterPearl
  • Vanity Fair ladyBecky Sharp
  • Albany, NY author Herman Melville
  • Melville’s award-winning short story Billy Budd
  • Moby-Dick captainCaptain Ahab
  • Moby-Dick story teller and sole survivorIshmael
  • Firstfemale writer in U.S. Writer’s Hall of Famearriet Beecher Stowe
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin villainSimon Legree
  • Little girl from Uncle Tom’s Cabin Little Eva
  • Sherlock Holmes’ address221B Baker Street
  • Sherlock Holmes’ sidekick Dr. Watson
  • Sherlock Holmes’ arch villainProfessor Moriarty
  • Author and anthropologist raised in SamoaMargaret Mead
  • Scottish author from Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott
  • Scottish “Robin Hood” Rob Roy
  • Innovative 20th century Irish novelist James Joyce
  • Stephen Daedalus is a character in this novelUlysses
  • Humbert Humbert is a character in this novelolita
  • Alexander Selkirk’s life is the basis for this novel Robinson Crusoe
  • Author who saw the Alaska gold rush Jack London
  • Jack London’s sea captain Wolf Larson
  • Call of the Wild dog Buck
  • Scottish author who lived in America and SamoaRobert Louis Stevenson
  • Boy in Treasure Island Jim Hawkins
  • Treasure Island peg-legged pirateLong John Silver
  • Author from Hannibal, Missouri Mark Twain
  • Mark Twain title lawyer Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • Tom Sawyer’s girlfriendBecky Thatcher
  • Tom Sawyer’s aunt Aunt Polly
  • Huckleberry Finn’s black friendJim
  • Mark Twain worked for this authorBret Harte
  • He was pen-named BozCharles Dickens
  • Charles Dickens’s unfinished novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  • The two cities in A Tale of Two Cities London and Paris
  • Pip and Mrs. Haversham appear in this novelGreat Expectations
  • Uriah Heep appears in this novel David Copperfield
  • Quilp appears in this novelThe Old Curiosity Shop
  • Ebeneezer Scrooge’s deceased partner Jacob Marley (first ghost)
  • Bob Cratchit’s sonTiny Tim
  • Lucy Manett and Sydney Carton are in this novelA Tale of Two Cities
  • Hans Brinker appears in this novelThe Silver Skates
  • English novelist, wrote of social injustice and totalitarianismGeorge Orwell
  • Napoleon and Snowball appear in this novelAnimal Farm
  • Big Brother watched Winston Smith and Julia in this novel1984

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  • Hester Prynne and Pearl are in this novelThe Scarlette Letter
  • Nicknamed “Papa,” he committed suicide in IdahoErnest Hemingway
  • Hemingway’s novel of the Spanish Civil War For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Hemingway novel of the lost generation The Sun Also Rises
  • Hemingway’s novel of Bullfighting Death in the Afternoon
  • Hemingway’s novel of WW I in Italy A Farewell to Arms
  • Character in The Old Man and the SeaSantiago
  • Sauk Center, Minnesota authorSinclair Lewis
  • Town in Our TownGrover’s Corners
  • Sinclair Lewis’ Vermont doctorArrowsmith
  • Sinclair Lewis’ real estate agent Babbitt
  • Sinclair Lewis’ novel of European travels Dodsworth
  • Monterey, CA authorJohn Stienbeck
  • Stienbeck story of friends in Monterey after WWITortilla Flat
  • Stienbeck popular short storyThe Red Pony
  • Joad family appears in this novelThe Grapes of Wrath
  • Steinbeck’s fish factory tale Cannery Row
  • Steinbeck’s poodle tale Travels With Charlie
  • Adam Trask appears in this novel East of Eden
  • Russian-American author born in St. PetersburgAyn Rand
  • Dagney Taggart is a character in this novelAtlas Shrugged
  • Howard Roark is a character in this novelThe Fountainhead
  • Deer Park authorNorman Mailer
  • Norman Mailer novel set in WW II The Naked and the Dead
  • The Executioner’s Song was about himGary Gilmore
  • After the Fall was about her Marilyn Monroe
  • Taos, New Mexico author D.H. Lawrence
  • Paul Morel is a character in this D.H. Lawrence novelSons and Lovers
  • D.H. Lawrence highly-censored novel of 1928Lady Chatterly’s Lover
  • London author of A Room with a ViewE.M. Forester
  • E.M. Forster’s country homeHoward’s End
  • E. M. Forester novel of India independence movementA Passage to India
  • Lifelong friend of Gertrude SteinAlice B. Toklas
  • Mansion in Rebecca Manderly
  • Mr. Rochester appears in this novelJane Eyre
  • Mansion in Jane EyreThornfield Hall
  • Heathcliff is a character in this novelWuthering Heights
  • The Little House on the Prairie familyIngalls
  • Novel in which “Scout” Finch appearedTo Kill a Mockingbird
  • Novel in which Willie Stark appearedAll the King’s Men
  • Novel in which Billie Pilgrim appearedSlaughterhouse Five
  • Ed McBain’s precinct 87th Precinct
  • Salesman in Death of a SalesmanWilly Loman
  • Poe’s Rue Morgue and Purloined Letter detective C. August Dupain
  • Jeeves’ creator P. G. Wodehouse
  • Nero Wolfe creatorRex Stout
  • Father Brown creatorG. K. Chesterton
  • Emma Woodhouse creatorJane Austen
  • James Bond creatorIan Fleming
  • Lord Peter Wimsey creatorDorothy Sayer
  • Nick and Nora Charles creatorDashiell Hammett
  • Kay Scarpetta creator Patricia Cornwell
  • Kinsey Millhone creatorSue Grafton
  • V.I. Warshawski creatorSara Paretsky
  • Doctor Fu Manchu creator Sax Rohmer
  • Mr. Moto creator John Marquand
  • Charlie Chan creator Earl Derr Biggers
  • Perry Mason creator Erle Stanley Gardner
  • Nathan Zuckerman creatorPhillip Roth
  • Mike Hammer’s creatorMickey Spillane
  • Philip Marlowe’s creatorRaymond Chandler
  • Sam Spade creator Dashiell Hammett
  • Travis McGee creator John MacDonald
  • Jim Chee (Navajo policeman) creatorTony Hillerman
  • Adam Daglish creatorP. D. James
  • Harry Lime creatorDashiell Hammett
  • Alex Cross creatorJames Patterson
  • George Smiley creatorJohn le Carré
  • Harry Potter creator J. K. Rowling
  • “The Working author” Studs Terkel
  • “Lincoln biographer” Carl Sandburg
  • “The Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark
  • Pygmalion professor Henry Higgins
  • Lady in Portrait of a Lady Isabel Archer
  • Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness narrator Marlow
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald’s namesakeFrancis Scott Key
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wifeZelda
  • Salesman in The Great Gatsby Nick Carroway
  • The Great Gatsby’s loveDaisy Buchanan
  • Main character in The Natural Roy Hobbs
  • Roy Hobbs’ bat‘Wonderboy’
  • Hero of Catcher in the Rye Holden Caulfield
  • Winnie the Pooh’s human friendChristopher Robin
  • Pig in Charlotte’s WebWilbur
  • The “lady” in A Streetcar Named Desire Blanche Dubois
  • Leading man in A Streetcar Named Desire Stanley Kowalski
  • French-born American diarist Anias Nin
  • King of the Techno-thrillerTom Clancy
  • Tom Clancy’s government agentJack Ryan
  • Writer and LA policeman for 14 years Joseph Wambaugh
  • Castle Rock or Maine authorStephen King
  • French short story writer Guy de Maupassant
  • Winner of the first U.S. Nobel Prize for LiteratureEugene O’Neill
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey computerHAL-9000

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  • 1984 George Orwell
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke
  • 87th Precinct Ed McBain
  • Absalom, Absalom William Faulkner
  • Acceptable Risk Robin Cook
  • Accidental Tourist, The Anne Tyler
  • Adam BedeGeorge Eliot
  • AdoniasPercy Bysshe Shelly
  • Admirable Crichton, The James Barrie
  • Advancement of Learning, The Francis Bacon
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Mark Twain
  • Adventures of Tom Sawyer, TheMark Twain
  • Advise and ConsentAllen Drury (Pulitzer)
  • Aeneid, TheVirgil
  • African Queen, The C. S. Forester
  • Age of Innocence, The Edith Wharton (Pulitzer)
  • Age of Reason, TheJean-Paul Sartre
  • Ageless Body, Timeless Mind Deepak Chopra
  • Agony and the Ecstasy, TheIrving Stone
  • AirportArthur Hailey
  • Alaska James Michener
  • Alexandrian’s GeographyPtolemy
  • Alhambra, The Washington Irving
  • Alice AdamsBooth Tarkington (Pulitzer)
  • Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll
  • All Quiet on the Western FrontErich Maria Remarque
  • All the King’s MenRobert Penn Warren
  • Along Came a SpiderJames Patterson
  • Alphabet mysteriesSue Grafton
  • Ambassadors, TheHenry James
  • Americans, TheHenry James
  • American Crisis, The Thomas Paine
  • American Dictionary, The Noah Webster
  • American Language, TheH. L. Mencken
  • American Tragedy, AnTheodore Dreiser
  • AnalectsConfucius
  • AndersonvilleMackinlay Kantor (Pulitzer)
  • And Quiet Flows the DonMikhail Sholokhov
  • Andromeda Strain, The Michael Crichton
  • Angela’s Ashes Frank McCourt
  • Angels and Demons Dan Brown
  • Anne of Green GablesL. M. Montgomery
  • Anna and the King of Siam Margaret Landon
  • Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy
  • Anne of a Thousand Days Maxwell Anderson

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  • Embraced by the LightBetty J. Eadie
  • EmmaJane Austen
  • English Patient, TheMichael Andajie
  • EntertainingMartha Stewart
  • Equus Peter Schaefer
  • Erewhon Samuel Butler
  • Essays Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Ethan Frome Edith Wharton
  • Eugene OneginAleksandr Pushkin
  • Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Tom Robbins
  • Every Night, JosephineJacqueline Susann
  • Everything I Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten Robert Fulghum
  • Executioner’s Song, TheNorman Mailer (Pulitzer)
  • Executive Orders Tom Clancy
  • Exile, ThePearl Buck
  • ExodusLeon Uris
  • Exorcist, TheWilliam Blatty
  • Eye of the NeedleKen Follett
  • Fable, AWilliam Faulkner (Pulitzer)
  • Faerie Queene, TheEdmund Spenser
  • Fahrenheit 451Ray Bradbury
  • Fall of the House of Usher, The Edgar Allan Poe
  • Fallen Man, The Tony Hillerman
  • Familiar Quotations James Bartlett
  • Fanshawe Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Far From the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy
  • Farewell to Arms, AErnest Hemingway
  • Farewell, My LovelyRaymond Chandler
  • Fatherhood Bill Cosby
  • Fathers and SonsIvan Turgenev
  • FaustJohann von Goethe
  • Fear of Flying Erica Jong
  • Federalist Papers, TheAlexander Hamilton
  • Female Eunuch, TheGermaine Greer
  • Feminine Mystique, The Betty Frieden
  • Fighting Angel Pearl Buck
  • Fifty Shades of Grey E. L. James
  • Fifty Shades Darker E. L. James
  • Fifty Shades Freed E. L. James
  • Finnegan’s Wake James Joyce
  • Firestarter Stephen King
  • Firm, TheJohn Grisham
  • First Wives’ Club, TheOlivia Goldsmith
  • Fixer, TheBernard Malamud (Pulitzer)
  • Flappers and PhilosophersF. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Flowers for AlgernonDaniel Keys
  • Foucault’s Pendulum Umberto Eco
  • For the RecordDonald Regan
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway
  • Forest GumpWinston Groom

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  • MiddlemarchGeorge Eliot
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and EvilJohn Berendt
  • Mila 18Leon Uris
  • Mildred Pierce James M. Cain
  • Mill on the Floss, The George Eliot
  • Mirror Crack’d, The Agatha Christie
  • Misérables, Les Victor Hugo
  • Miss JulieAugust Strindberg
  • Moby-DickHerman Melville
  • MockingjaySuzanne Collins
  • Moll FlandersDaniel Defoe
  • Month in the Country, AIvan Turgenev
  • Moon and Sixpence, TheSomerset Maugham
  • Moonstone, TheWilkie Collins
  • Morte D’Arthur, LeThomas Malory
  • Mosses from an Old Manse Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Mouse and the Motorcycle, TheBeverly Cleary
  • Mousetrap, TheAgatha Christie
  • Mrs. TittlemouseBeatrix Potter
  • Murder in the Cathedral T.S. Eliot
  • Murder at the National GalleryMargaret Truman
  • Murder on the Orient Express Agatha Christie
  • Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Edgar Allan Poe
  • Murder Under Blue SkiesWillard Scott
  • My Antonia Willa Cather
  • My Son’s Story Nadine Gordimer
  • My American JourneyColin Powell
  • My Brief HistoryStephen Hawking My Wicked, Wicked Ways Errol Flynn
  • Mysterious Island, TheJules Verne
  • Mystery of Edwin Drood, TheCharles Dickens
  • Mystery of Marie RogetEdgar Allen Poe
  • Mystic RiverDennis Lahane
  • Naked and the Dead, TheNorman Mailer
  • Name of the Rose, The Umberto Eco
  • Nancy Drew seriesCarolyn Keene
  • National Velvet Enid Bagnold
  • Native SonRichard Wright
  • Natural History Pliny the Elder
  • Natural, TheBernard Malamud
  • Nature Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • NauseaJean-Paul Sartre
  • Needful ThingsStephen King
  • New Centurions, The Joseph Wambaugh
  • Nicholas Nickleby Charles Dickens
  • Nick Adams storiesErnest Hemingway
  • No Country for Old MenCormac McCarthy
  • No ExitJean-Paul Sartre
  • Noble House James Clavell
  • North and South John Jakes
  • Northanger AbbeyJane Austen
  • NostromoJoseph Conrad
  • Notes on NursingFlorence Nightingale
  • Octopus, The Frank Norris
  • Odessa File, The Frederick Forsyth
  • Odyssey Homer
  • Oedipus at Colonus Sophocles
  • Oedipus Rex Sophocles
  • Of Human BondageW. Somerset Maugham
  • Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck

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  • 1907Rudyard Kipling
  • 1923William Butler Yeats
  • 1925George Bernard Shaw
  • 1929Thomas Mann
  • 1930Sinclair Lewis
  • 1932John Galsworthy
  • 1936Eugene O’Neil
  • 1938Pearl Buck
  • 1946Hermann Hesse
  • 1948T.S. Eliot
  • 1949William Faulkner
  • 1950Bertrand Russell
  • 1953Sir Winston Churchill
  • 1954Ernest Hemingway
  • 1962John Stienbeck
  • 1964John-Paul Sartre
  • 1965Mikhael Sholokhov
  • 1969Samuel Beckett
  • 1970Aleksandr Sotzhenitsyn
  • 1971Pablo Neruda
  • 1976Saul Bellow
  • 1978Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • 1982Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • 1983William Golding
  • 1991Nadine Gordimer
  • 1993Tony Morrison
  • 1999Gunter Grass
  • 2005Harold Pinter

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