Orson Scott Card (Washington, US)
Larry McMurtry from Texas, US
What is the name of Ian Rankin's original graphic novel
What is arguable his best known normal novel
Knots and Crosses (1987)
from Tennessee, US
What are the two most famous works by KI?
What is his latest work
Which work won him the 1986 Whitbread award
Never Let Me Go (2005)
The Remains of the Day (1989)
The Buried Giant (2015)
An Artist of the Floating World won the 1986 WB
What are Cormac McCarthy's big three novels
Who os McCarthy frequently compared to by modern reviewers
No country for old men
Often compared to William Faulkner
What are the five books of the Hitch Hikers series
Guide to the Galaxy
Restaurant at the end of the universe
Life, the universe and everything
So long, and thanks for all the fish
Kazuo Ishiguro (1954 - )
Born in Nagasaki, Japan but his family moved to England at the age of five
Born in which country?
Margaret Atwood (1939 - )
Born in Canada
Most famous for which three works?
Alan Moore, from Northampton
most famous for
Watchmen, V for Vendetta, From Hell
He also wrote The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
In what year was The Satanic Verses published
When was Khomeini's fatwa issued
What book did he publish as an account of his life in the wake of the controversy
Rushdie's fourth book
14 Feb 1989 (lovely valentine present)
Joseph Anton: A memoir (2012)
Cormac McCarthy (1933 - )
From Rhode Island
What are the four books of the Hannibal Lecter series
Red Dragon (1981)
The Silence of the Lambs (1988)
Hannibal Rising (2006)
What was the name of Douglas Adam's posthumous collection of essays and other material, including an incomplete novel
The Salmon of Doubt (2002)
Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001)
What is Margaret Atwood's most famous three books
The Handmaid's Tale (1985) - feminist classic set in the future where women are not allowed to read and kept as concupines for breeding)
Oryx and Crake (2003) - a dystopian novel
The Blind Assassin (2000) - Booker Prize winner
The Bonfire of the Vanities
What was his famous non-fiction novel telling the story of Ken Kesey and his band of pranksters?
The electric kool-aid acid test (1968)
In the 1960s, Kesey led a group of psychedelic sympathizers around the country in a painted bus, presiding over LSD-induced "acid tests" all along the way
By what nicknames is Douglas Adams known as to fans and why?
Bop Ad (from his illegible signature)
DNA (from his initials)
What novel was the best seller of 1991
Who wrote it?
Who wrote Maus I: A Survivor's Tale graphic novel
What is it about
A story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe and his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father's story and history itself.
Who wrote Lonesome Dove
What two other books have been adapted into well known moves
For what film was he a co-winner of a Best adapted screenplay Oscar
Horseman, Pass By - was adapted into the film Hud (his first book)
Terms of Endearment
Oscar winner for Brokeback Mountain
Who wrote the Pelican Brief?
What was the same author's first book?
A Time to Kill
Famous for what book? (what did it win)
Alice Walker (1944 - )
Famous for 'The Color Purple' (1982) which won the PP in 1983
Most famous for which book (and series)
Jean M Auel (Chicago, US)
Auel is pronounced Owl
The Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth's Children series)
Who wrote the post-modern horror classic
'White Noise' (1985)
What book did the author write on the life of Lee Harvey Oswald
What Ken Follett book tells the true story of two employees of Ross Perot who were rescued from Iran during the revolution, and which was made into a mini-series
On Wings of Eagles
Which Ken Follett book was on the German best seller list for six years
What was its sequel
The Pillars of the Earth (1989)
World Without End (2007)
Who wrote 'Housekeeping'?
What two novels is the author now more famous for?
Marilynne Robinson (1980)
With which book did he burst into the book world in 1978
Ken Follett (from Cardiff)
Eye of the Needle
What is it about? (what is the hero's name)
The story is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids.
What starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within
Where was Salman Rushdie born?
19 June 1947 (year of Indian independence)
Who is responsible for the Inspector Rebus novels
What genre do they belong to? (I don't just mean detective..)
What sci-fi series is OSC most famous for?
Who fantasy novel series is he most famous for?
The Tales of Alvin Maker (Seventh Son...)
What is the name of the 'remote signing' technology that Margaret Atwood invented
Where (when) is The Remains of the Day set? (who narrates it?)
How many oscars for the film of the book? (Who starred in it)
It is narrated by (James) Stevens, a butler - and the book concerns his life, and his relationship with the housekeeper.
It is set in the country house of Lord Darlington set around WWII
Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson star in the movie. It is nominated for 8 Oscars in 1993 (film year)
Whose name is synonymous with the modern legal thriller
Who wrote the semi-autobiographical
Oranges are not the only fruit
Who wrote the allegedly funny
'A Confederacy of Dunces'?
Who is the 'hero'
Where is it set
What did the author miss out on?
John Kennedy Toole (1980) although it was published postumously (he'd lived from 1937 - 1969)
The hero is the fat, grumpy and slothful Ignatius J.Reilly
He won a postumous pulitzer (he'd killed himself by car exhaust after suffering depression)
Ruth Rendell (1930 - 2015)
Who was Ruth Rendell's most famous creation?
What and when was that character's debut
What was her pseudonym for her third series of novels?
Chief Inspector Reginald (Reg) Wexford
From Doon with Death (1964)
What is Ruth Rendell's maiden name?
What was her political claim to fame?
Labour peer (Baroness Rendell of Babergh)
She introduced the bill that would later become the Female Genital Mutiliation Act 2003