These are from Who Killed Iago, by James Walton (who based them on a BBC radio quiz show called The Write Stuff).
Literary Firsts and One-offs
1. What literary character’s first words to whom are “How are you? You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive?”
2. Which writer’s first names were John Ronald Reuel?
3. Who was the first American writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature–in 1930, if that helps?
4. Who won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for fiction with his first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao?
5. What’s the title of Maya Angelou’s first volume of autobiography?
6. What’s the only book for children by James Bond’s creator, Ian Fleming?
7. Who, in 1940, was the first African American author to be chosen for the Book-of-the-Month Club, with his novel Native Son?
8. What are the first three words of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick?
9. Who wrote the 1984 novel First Among Equals?
10. Who, in 1975, became the only fictional character to receive an obituary in the New York Times? (Clue: the character’s creator was British, but the character wasn’t.)