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Can You Identify These Famous Southern Writers By Their Works?

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This writer, who wrote "All The King's Men," is acclaimed as both a novelist and a poet:
Robert Penn Warren
Truman Capote
William Faulkner

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This writer actually began her career as a photographer:
Flannery O'Connor
Eudora Welty
Harper Lee

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This playwright won a Pulitzer Prize for "A Streetcar Named Desire":
Edward Albee
Horton Foote
Tennessee Williams

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This Southern writer is best remembered for "The Member of the Wedding":
Carson McCullers
Shirley Ann Grau
Alice Walker

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This writer died in obscurity, but is now a beloved literary figure and is best known for "Their Eyes Were Watching God":
Alice Walker
Zora Neale Hurston
Flanney O'Connor

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This writer became so disillusioned with American race relations that he moved to France, where he was allegedly poisoned by his wife:
Richard Wright
Ralph Ellison
Langston Hughes

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This Mississippi native won the Pulitzer Prize for "The Goldfinch":
Ann Lamott
Donna Tartt
Anne Rice

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This writer, who made a name for herself by writing about vampires, makes her home in New Orleans:
Anne Rice
Anne Rule
Ann Lamott

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This writer pioneered a new type of literature, "the nonfiction novel," when he published "In Cold Blood":
Truman Capote
Walker Percy
Shelby Foote

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This Southerner wrote a multi-volume history of the Civil War:
Walker Percy
Shelby Foote
Andrew Lytle

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This Southern writer is most famous for her book, "The Color Purple":
Alice Walker
Toni Morrison
Maya Angelou

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This Alabama author is most well-known for "Forrest Gump":
Mark Childress
Ernest Gaines
Winston Groom

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Your house must be full of unread books! Try it! There are some great writers in this quiz!

B+, You're A Bit Of A Reader

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You would probably do well to read a bit more, but you're no slouch! Good work!

A+, You're A Bookworm

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You are quite the reader, aren't you? You really know your Southern writers. Excellent work!
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1
This writer, who wrote "All The King's Men," is acclaimed as both a novelist and a poet:
Robert Penn Warren
Truman Capote
William Faulkner
2
This writer actually began her career as a photographer:
Flannery O'Connor
Eudora Welty
Harper Lee
3
This playwright won a Pulitzer Prize for "A Streetcar Named Desire":
Edward Albee
Horton Foote
Tennessee Williams
4
This Southern writer is best remembered for "The Member of the Wedding":
Carson McCullers
Shirley Ann Grau
Alice Walker
5
This writer died in obscurity, but is now a beloved literary figure and is best known for "Their Eyes Were Watching God":
Alice Walker
Zora Neale Hurston
Flanney O'Connor
6
This writer became so disillusioned with American race relations that he moved to France, where he was allegedly poisoned by his wife:
Richard Wright
Ralph Ellison
Langston Hughes
7
This Mississippi native won the Pulitzer Prize for "The Goldfinch":
Ann Lamott
Donna Tartt
Anne Rice
8
This writer, who made a name for herself by writing about vampires, makes her home in New Orleans:
Anne Rice
Anne Rule
Ann Lamott
9
This writer pioneered a new type of literature, "the nonfiction novel," when he published "In Cold Blood":
Truman Capote
Walker Percy
Shelby Foote
10
This Southerner wrote a multi-volume history of the Civil War:
Walker Percy
Shelby Foote
Andrew Lytle
11
This Southern writer is most famous for her book, "The Color Purple":
Alice Walker
Toni Morrison
Maya Angelou
12
This Alabama author is most well-known for "Forrest Gump":
Mark Childress
Ernest Gaines
Winston Groom

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