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Friday, December 11, 2009

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - this week: Booker Prizewinners. "The Booker Prize (now called the Man Booker Prize) is awarded in Britain every year to what is judged the best full-length work of fiction. Try to answer these questions about the prizewinning novels and their authors" Answers here.

1. What was the title of Thomas Keneally's prizewinning 1982 book which was filmed in 1993 with the slightly different title of "Schindler's List"?
2. J. M. Coetzee has won the Booker Prize twice. Was he born in Australia, the USA or South Africa?
3. How many authors are normally chosen for the Booker Prize shortlist: four, six or eight?
4. Which British writer won the Booker Prize in 1978 with "The Sea, the Sea"?
5. After being nominated for the Booker Prize three times, Ian McEwan finally won it in 1998 with which book?
6. Which Canadian writer was shortlisted for the Booker Prize several times before winning it in 2000 for "The Blind Assassin"?
7. Name the novel which won the Booker Prize for Ruth Prawer Jhabvala in 1975 and which she adapted into a film in 1983 with James Ivory.
8. Which Australian novelist has won Booker Prizes twice with "Oscar and Lucinda" and "The True History of the Kelly Gang"?
9. On 14 October 2008, Indian author Aravind Adiga won the Booker Prize with his first novel. What was its title?
10. In 1969, who was the first winner of the Booker Prize with "Something to Answer For"?

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