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Can You Identify A Writer By Reading A Random Paragraph?

It's time to put your literary knowledge to the test.

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  1. Who wrote this?

    George Pelecanos
    Stephen King
    Michael Connelly
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This is a paragraph from Stephen King's The Stand.

    Via Anchor
  2. Who wrote this?

    Zadie Smith
    Toni Morrison
    Karl Ove Knausgård
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This is from Zadie Smith's White Teeth.

    Via Vintage
  3. Who wrote this?

    David Foster Wallace
    Dave Eggers
    Jonathan Franzen
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This is from Jonathan Franzen's novel Freedom.

    Via Picador
  4. Who wrote this?

    Margaret Atwood
    Doris Lessing
    Don DeLillo
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This is from Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.

    Via Anchor
  5. Who wrote this?

    Denis Lehane
    Joan Didion
    Sheila Heti
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This is from Joan Didion's Play It As It Lays.

    Via FSG Classics
  6. Who wrote this?

    Cormac McCarthy
    James Patterson
    Ernest Hemingway
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This is from Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises.

    Via Scribner
  7. Who wrote this?

    Colson Whitehead
    Paul Auster
    John Grisham
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This is from John Grisham's The Firm.

    Via Dell
  8. Who wrote this?

    Tom Wolfe
    Bret Easton Ellis
    Douglas Coupland
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This is from Bret Easton Ellis' The Rules of Attraction.

    Via Vintage
  9. Who wrote this?

    Amy Tan
    Alice Walker
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This is from Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

    Via Anchor
  10. Who wrote this?

    Donna Tartt
    Chuck Klosterman
    Gary Shteyngart
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This is from Donna Tartt's novel The Secret History.

    Via Vintage
  11. Who wrote this?

    Alice Munro
    Joyce Carol Oates
    Philip Roth
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This is from Alice Munro's short story collection The Progress of Love. Specifically, it's from "Miles City Montana."

    Via Vintage
  12. Who wrote this?

    David Baldacci
    Gillian Flynn
    John Green
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This is from David Baldacci's Zero Day.

    Via Vision
  13. Who wrote this?

    Chuck Palahniuk
    Charles Bukowski
    Irvine Welsh
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This is from Chuck Palahniuk's Choke.

    Via Anchor
  14. Who wrote this?

    Jennifer Weiner
    Jennifer Egan
    Sloane Crosley
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This is from Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad.

    Via Anchor
  15. Who wrote this?

    Jhumpa Lahiri
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    Junot Diaz
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This is from Junot Diaz's The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

    Via Riverhead

Can You Identify A Writer By Reading A Random Paragraph?

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