Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tuesday Trivia

  1. What was Pulitzer Prize-Winning author John Sanford’s reason for deciding to become a writer? 
  2. Which author gave his 1949 Nobel Prize acceptance speech and was met with only a smattering of polite applause because it was virtually impossible to understand what he was saying? 
  3. What was Judy Blume's maiden name? 
  4. Which poet was returned to his city of birth upon his death to be buried but was hidden in a wall to prevent anyone from stealing the corpse — a hiding place was forgotten until 1865, when a construction worker unearthed it during church renovations? 
Last Week's Answers 

Which famous sci-fi author’s father choked to death in a restaurant while on a business trip and when his mother was unable to tell him, she hired someone to inform him of his father’s death? 

William Gibson 

Which famous author was both born and died on a Halley’s Comet year? 

Mark Twain 1835 - 1910 

Which author died while on a tour of the White Mountains in1864 and is buried in the Sleepy Hallow Cemetery in Massachussetts? 

Nathaniel Hawthorne 

The epitaph 'Blest be the man that spares these stones, and curst be he that moves my bones,' was written by whom? 


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