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Authors by Clue

Can you guess these famous authors by a clue from their wikipedia page?
Quiz by vermilliondragon
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Last updated: December 28, 2020
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He is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era
Charles Dickens
He is a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time
Leo Tolstoy
His work typically features isolated protagonists facing bizarre or surrealistic predicaments
Franz Kafka
He was interned in Dresden and survived the Allied bombing of the city by taking refuge in a meat locker of the slaughterhouse where he was imprisoned
Kurt Vonnegut
In 2008, The Times ranked him second among "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945"
George Orwell
He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language, and one of the world's pre-eminent novelists
Miguel de Cervantes
He was sentenced to death but the sentence was commuted at the last moment. He spent four years in a Siberian prison camp
Fyodor Dostoevsky
She is best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), which depicts the harsh conditions for enslaved African Americans
Harriet Beecher Stowe
He is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French writers
Victor Hugo
He is known for establishing the use of the vernacular in literature at a time when most poetry was written in Latin, making it accessible only to the most educated readers
Dante Alighieri
Her UK sales total in excess of £238 million, making her the best-selling living author in Britain
J.K. Rowling
Her novel deals with the irrationality of adult attitudes towards race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s, as depicted through the eyes of two children
Harper Lee
The New York Times called him "the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream"
Ray Bradbury
He was found delirious on the streets of Baltimore, "in great distress, and… in need of immediate assistance"
Edgar Allan Poe
She is a Southern writer who often wrote in a sardonic Southern Gothic style and relied heavily on regional settings and grotesque characters, often in violent situations
Flannery O'Connor
2 Comments
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Level 78
Nov 28, 2021
Good quiz, I enjoyed it a lot! Could the clue for George Orwell perhaps be made a little more specific to him and his work?
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Level 33
Dec 9, 2021
I'd say the same for Bradbury. I see Sci-Fi and I think Asimov, Banks, Heinlein, etc.

Bradbury's sci fi stories are what, the Illustrated Man collection and the Martian Chronicles?