Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tuesday Trivia

  1. Which author suffered the death of his daughter and her husband in a drowning accident and the institutionalization of another daughter for madness?
  2. Chekhov, Robert Louis Stevenson, Ernest Dowson and Novalis all suffered from which affliction?
  3. Which author lost his father at an early age, ran off to sea, and was captured by a tribe of cannibals?
  4. Which poet was born with a clubfoot?
  5. Which journalist requested that his ashes be fired from a cannon while Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" played at his funeral?

Last Week's Answers

Which author was sent a rejection letter that read "I regret the American public is not interested in anything on China"?

Pearl S. Buck, author of "The Good Earth"

Which U.S. President was a Finalist for the National Book Award?

John F. Kennedy was a nonfiction finalist in 1957 for Profiles in Courage.

What does the “K” stand for in J.K. Rowling’s name?

Joanne Kathleen Rowling does not have a middle name, but chose to take her paternal grandmother's name, Kathleen.

What was Judy Blume's maiden name?


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