Give yourself 2 points for each author that you can identify from the pictures below.
Need help? Look at the clues following the set of pictures. Give yourself 1 point for each author you can identify using a clue.
A. Best known for a 14-book series that inspired a classic film.
B. His most famous works were set at sea. He wrote what is often referred to as “The Great American Novel.”
C. Today her work is studied in literature classes, but she died in poverty, relatively unknown. Toni Morrison called her “one of the greatest writers of our time.”
D. Hester Prynne was the infamous main character in this author’s most widely published novel.
E. Award-winning American author who spent much of her life in China.
F. His most famous fantasy novel found a resurge in popularity due to a recent film.
G. He is a distant relative of the writer of The Star-Spangled Banner
H. Well known for her beautifully illustrated children’s books.
I. Best known for her famous novel set in 1860s New England.
J. Known for his dark stories, he is considered the inventor of the detective-fiction genre.
BONUS POINTS: All but two of these authors were born in America. Which two were not? Give yourself 5 points for answering correctly.
A PERFECT SCORE IS: 25