Better With Age Quiz

Who are some of the oldest living writers?  See if you can guess. 6.5 points each.  Submit your guesses by Thursday night.

Here are the rules… 1. Open to everyone.  Play once or every week, that’s okay.  I’m happy to have you here today.

2. No cheating.  No looking at other commenter answers or Googling!  Yes, we’re going by the honor system

3. Your first answers will be the only ones accepted.

Answers to last week’s First Lines quiz here.  Current Leaderboard here.

1. This 97-year-old knows a lot about Siamese cats and bestselling mysteries.  Lilian Jackson Braun

2. This 95-year-old  spent 13 years researching and writing the two novels The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, but it was The Caine Mutiny that won him a Pulitzer Prize in 1951.  Herman Wouk

3. This 94-year-old author has written more than 30 books for children and young adults.  The Ramona books are my favorites.  Beverly Cleary

4. This 93-year-old English author is perhaps best known for her Merlin series.  Mary Stewart

5. This 90-year-old is the oldest person to win a Nobel Prize in Literature (in 2007), but I always think of the The Golden Notebook when I hear her name.  Doris Lessing

6. This 90-year-old’s first book is one of my favorites about rabbits adventures in and out of the warren.  Richard Adams

7. This English author just celebrated her 90th birthday last Tuesday.  She’s famous for her Adam Dalgliesh series.  PD James

8. This 90 year old still writes her women’s fiction longhand on legal pads.  Her last book, Crossroads, was published in 2004.  Belva Plain

9. This 89 year old’s most famous work was featured in last week’s quiz.  Go ahead and take a look.  He has never had a driver’s license.  Ray Bradbury

10. I love this 87 year old’s Mrs. Pollifax mystery series.  Dorothy Gilman

11. This 86-year-old South African author writes about love, politics and race.  Her last book in 2005 drew on her experience of the death of her longtime spouse.  Nadine Gordimer

12. Do you recognize this 84-year-old novelist, journalist, essayist, and playwright?  Gore Vidal

13. This 84-year-old minister is well known for co-authoring the apocalyptic Left Behind series.  Tim LaHaye

14. This 82-year-old is famous for her suspense novels.  As is her daughter.  Mary Higgins Clark

15. This 82-year-old Columbian author is best known for One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera.  Gabriel Garcia Marquez

16. This 82-year-old became famous when he wrote and illustrated the children’s book Where the Wild Things Are.  Maurice Sendak