Writers Lost in 2011 Quiz – guessing closed

Tuesday Quizzes are back!  Are you as excited as I am?  My first quiz of the year is always writers that died the year before.  Writers being loosely defined in some cases 🙂  10 points for each correct answer.

You have until noon Saturday to submit your answers as a comment.  Comment will be hidden until I post the answers.  No Googling! 

This round starts today and will last til the end of March.  The person with the most points will win a B&N gift card (total $ based on # of total participants, so please play) and a randomly selected participant will win a fun prize from me.

Have fun and Good Luck!

1. Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum are the feline stars of The Cat Who Series created by this author.  Lilian Jackson Braun (6-20-1913/6-4-2011)

2. This English author wrote the beloved Redwall series.  Brian Jacques (6-15-1911/2-5-2011)

3. She won both the Hugo and Nebula awards as well as being inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.  Her most recognizable series was set on the planet of Pern.  Anne McCaffrey (4-1-1926/11-21-2011)

4. This journalist, author and famous atheist was a regular contributor to Vanity Fair.  His autobiography, Hitch-22, was published in 2010.  Christopher Hitchens (4-13-1949/12-15-2011)

5. This American expatriate YA author is best known for his book Ridley Walker.  Russell Hoban (2-4-1925/12-15-2011)

6. Famed comic book writer who co-created Captain America.  Joe Simon (10-11-1913/12-14-2011)

7. This Irish-born British author wrote 7 books including Damage, the basis of the 1992 Jeremy Irons film of the same name.  Josephine Hart (3-1-1942/6-2-2011)

8. A British author best known for writing The Sheep-Big, the book the movie Babe was based on.  Dick-King Smith (3-27-1922/1-4-2011)

9. This beloved cartoonist wrote the long-running comic, Family Circus.  Bil Keane (10-25-1922/11-8-2011)

10. The screen legend wrote a few books about weight loss and jewelry and a children’s book titled Nibbles & Me about her time as a child star.  Elizabeth Taylor (2-27-1932/3-23-2-11)