Novels

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Novels Trivia QuestionAnswer
In addition to writing the Horatio Hornblower series, CS Forester also wrote the book that became what Bogart movie?The African Queen
Who wrote the light-hearted "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and the deadly serious "In Cold Blood"?Truman Capote
What John Steinbeck book begins near Sallisaw, Oklahoma, and ends in Salinas, California?The Grapes of Wrath
Sara Gruen wrote what breakthrough novel as part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)?Water for Elephants
What animal would you find in Margaret Atwood's "Eye", in Kurt Vonnegut's "Cradle" and on Tennessee Williams' "Hot Tin Roof"?Cat
Barry Unsworth's Booker winning "Sacred Hunger" was about what shameful historical episode?The slave trade
From 1976 to 1984, what unlikely celebrity as married to Edith Bucket "Pie" Vonnegut, daughter of Kurt?Geraldo Rivera
Maycomb County (from "To Kill a Mockingbird" and Greenbow County (from "Forrest Gump") are both in what state?Alabama
When Nina Clemens Gabrilowitsch died in 1966, she was the last surviving descendant of what grandfather of hers?Mark Twain
What Nagasaki-born writer once worked as a grouse beater for the Queen Mother in Balmoral Castle in Scotland?Kazuo Ishiguro
What former high school basketball star ends up selling Toyotas in Brewer, Pennsylvania?Harry Angstrom
What sometime Hollywood screenwriter wrote "Miss Lonelyhearts" and "The Day of the Locust"?Nathanael West
Except for an article, what name is shared by titles written by black writer Ralph Ellison and SF writer HG Wells?The Invisible Man
What title character is married to an industrialist who was paralyzed below the waist during World War I?Lady Chatterley
Isolated from the London literati, Jane Austen revolutionized the romance novel. How often was she married herself?Never
Which writer's brother helped tame the brave new world as UNESCO's first director-general?Aldous Huxley's brother Julian
Who asks Mr. Bumble for more?Oliver Twist
Fictional novelist Nathan Zuckerman wrote "Carnovsky." which is analogous to what real Philip Roth book?Portnoy's Complaint
In the Muriel Spark novel, what fascist Edinburgh schoolteacher was at his or her prime in the 1930s?Jean Brodie
What makes Sammy Run? Whatever it is, it propels him to the top of what profession, one backstabbing step at a time?Hollywood screenwriting
In "Grendel", John Gardner retold what classic work of literature from the bad guy's point of view?Beowulf
Marjane Satrapi wrote "Persepolis", about her experiences growing up in what Islamic country?Iran
In his first novel, "The Natural," Bernard Malamud adapted the legend of the Holy Grail to what setting?The world of baseball
What Salman Rushdie novel has actually won three Bookers, thanks to two special prizes?Midnight's Children
Which of these John Irving books, written in 1978 and his first big hit, became a 1982 movie starring Robin Williams?The World According to Garp
Edward Jones won a Pulitzer for "The Known World", about what unusual aspect of American history?Black slaveowners
What Thackeray novel, subtitled "A Novel Without a Hero," does have a heroine, named Becky Sharp?Vanity Fair
The first line of what Zora Neale Hurston book is, "Ships at a distance have every man's wish onboard"?Their Eyes Were Watching God
What lesbian author of "Strangers on a Train" (later a Hitchcock movie) used to carry pet snails around in her purse?Patricia Highsmith
What novel, based on Louisiana's rough politics, was written with the working title of "Proud Flesh"?All the King's Men
The character of Yossarian reappears in "Closing Time," a sequel to what classic 1961 book?Catch-22
Farewell hello, farewell hello. This author died on April 11, 2007. So it goes, Who?Kurt Vonnegut
What daughter of John Cheever's has written bios of him and of the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous?Susan Cheever
Whose publisher convinced him to rename his novel "The Last Man in Europe", to the jazzier title "1984"?George Orwell
Jonathan Coe's "The Rotters Club" included a record 13,955-word sentence, beating whose 4,391-word sentence in Ulysses?James Joyce
What debut novel from John Fowles, about a man who imprisons a woman named Miranda, is oddly popular among serial killers?The Collector
Joseph Conrad's "Nostromo" follows civil war in the silver-rich imaginary republic of Costaguana, found where?South America
Tim O'Brien's semi-fictional autobiography was about "The Things They Carried" into what war?Vietnam War
Who only published one novel, the truly weird "Rostros Ocultos", whose name means Hidden Faces?Salvador Dali
What Steinbeck novel, written as Salinas Valley, was eventually named in reference to the biblical Land of Nod?East of Eden
Daniel Dafoe got the name of what character from a gravestone he saw while hiding out during the Monmouth Rebellion?Robinson Crusoe

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