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Nobel Prize Quiz

By David Herman  

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio? Yup, it’s Nobel Prize time.

1. Which of the following writers won the Nobel Prize for Literature: Kafka, Conrad, Borges, Greene, Auden, Proust, Joyce, Pound, Nabokov, Virgina Woolf, Akhmatova, Babel? That’s right – none.

2. Which of the following writers didn’t win the Nobel Prize for Literature: Sully Prudhomme, Frederic Mistral, Brecht,  Jose Echegaray, Henryk Sinkiewicz, Anton Chekhov, Paul Heyse, Verner von Heidenstam, Henrik Ibsen? Yup: Chekhov, Brecht and Ibsen.

3. Which country has prooduced the most Nobel prizewinning authors? Yes, of course, the perfidious French with 13 (plus two exiles – Milosz and Gao Xingjian…

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