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European Literature - Guess the Country

Guess the countries of the authors below. There is one author per country.
Quiz by flycc
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Last updated: May 2, 2022
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First submittedMay 2, 2022
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Author
Hint
Country
Camilo José Cela
The Hive
Spain
Fernando Pessoa
Heteronyms, Mensagem
Portugal
Hans Christian Andersen
The Little Mermaid
Denmark
Franz Kafka
The Trial
Czech Republic
James Joyce
Dubliners
Ireland
Charles Dickens
Victorian
United Kingdom
Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Brothers Karamazov
Russia
Taras Shevchenko
Kobzar
Ukraine
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Little Prince, Air Force
France
Umberto Eco
The Name of the Rose
Italy
Dick Bruna
Miffy
Netherlands
Stieg Larsson
Millennium Trilogy
Sweden
Hergé
Cartoon Hero
Belgium
Sigrid Undset
Kristin Lavransdatter, Nobel 1928
Norway
Arto Paasilinna
The Year of the Hare
Finland
Antanas Škėma
White Shroud (Balta drobulė)
Lithuania
Attila József
The proletarian poet
Hungary
Danilo Kiš
Hourglass
Serbia
Rainis
Majori
Latvia
Henryk Sienkiewicz
Quo Vadis
Poland
Sreten Asanović
Titograd
Montenegro
Jaan Kaplinski
Tartu
Estonia
Ivo Andric
Nobel 1961 , Order of the Hero of Socialist Labour
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Aesop
The Fox and the Hedgehog
Greece
Alexei Mateevici
Bessarabia
Moldova
Svetlana Alexievich
Nobel 2015
Belarus
Albert Salvadó
Catalan
Andorra
Slavko Janevski
Seloto zad sedumte jaseni, first novel in this language
North Macedonia
Miroslav Krleža
The Ballads of Petrica Kerempuh
Croatia
Herta Müller
The Hunger Angel, Nobel 2009
Romania
Jozef Gregor-Tajovský
Banská Bystrica
Slovakia
Louis Notari
Munegascu
Monaco
Armin Öhri
Die dunkle Muse
Liechtenstein
Ivan Cankar
Pohujšanje v dolini Šentflorijanski
Slovenia
Ag Apolloni
University of Pristina
Kosovo
Ivan Vazov
Under the Yoke
Bulgaria
Michel Rodange
Renert
Luxembourg
Milena Ercolani
Sammarina Cultural Association
San Marino
Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger
Emeritus
Vatican City
Trevor Żahra
Born in Żejtun, crown colony of ...
Malta
Grimm brothers
Hansel and Gretel
Germany
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The Social Contract
Switzerland
Elfriede Jelinek
Nobel 2004
Austria
Ismail Kadare
The General of the Dead Army, novel where an Italian general returns to this country after WWII to collect the remains of Italian soldiers
Albania
Halldór Laxness
Sjálfstætt fólk
Iceland
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Level 74
May 2, 2022
nice, but why not include all European countries?
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Level 75
May 2, 2022
Thank you. Some countries were missing, I already added them!
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Level 65
Jun 26, 2022
As a devoted reader of the world, I say thank you very much for this quiz! I am proud to have read at least one book by several of the authors you included. (21 of them, exactly. I've just counted.)

I think you had better change the hints in some cases, though. Why not add the titles of the books for more authors, for example?

Most of these authors have never been translated into English, which is a shame (I know, as I read in two more languages, and I can see what got translated into those), but there are some who have, for example Alexievich, Andrić, Jelinek, and even Salvadó.

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Level 75
Sep 12, 2022
Thank you! Some authors are a bit unknown so I tried to include some additional clues about the country of origin
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Level 65
Sep 12, 2022
I can absolutely understand that. :)

Don't take me wrong, it's a great quiz, it deserves to be nominated.

What I really meant was that if you changed the hint in the case of those who have been translated into English, it might make it easier for those from other countries to guess.

Same if you added some more hints in the case of, say, Rainis or Čankar, who are not very well known outside their regions. (Which is a shame. We do happen to have a few books by each in our county library, that's how I knew their names, but I bet not everyone is so lucky. :))

But this is your quiz, not mine, so it's really only a suggestion on my part.

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Level 65
Sep 10, 2022
Enjoy your spotlight. :)
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Level 80
Sep 12, 2022
Tough, but really interesting! Could have used another minute.
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Level 74
Sep 13, 2022
Good idea, but needs more time.