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Which 19th-century Norwegian playwright wrote plays such as A Doll's House, An Enemy of the People, The Wild Duck, and Hedda Gabler?

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)

He is regarded as one of the founders of Modernism in drama.


Which Czech-born English playwright is best known for his plays Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Travesties, and The Real Thing?

Tom Stoppard (1937- )

He also co-wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for the 1998 movie Shakespeare in Love.


Which 17th-century French author is known for his classic Fables, a series of stories about animal characters that poke fun of and dispense moral lessons about the human condition?

Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695)


Which 20th- and 21st-century Czech-born writer, now a French citizen, wrote The Book of Laughter and Forgetting and The Unbearable Lightness of Being?

Milan Kundera (1929- )

He is the Czech Republic's most famous living author. 


Which American author of the 20th century is known for his autobiography Black Boy and his novels The Outsider and Native Son?

Richard Wright (1908-1960)


Which Portuguese author of the 20th and 21st centuries wrote Blindness and The Gospel According to Jesus Christ?

José Saramago (1922-2010)

He was a celebrated world literary figure who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1998. 


Which Indian-born British writer of the 20th and 21st centuries wrote Midnight's Children, Shame and the highly controversial The Satanic Verses?

Salman Rushdie (1947- )


Which French poet of the 19th century is most famous for his collection of poems called Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil)?

Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)

His verse is known for its morbid beauty, depictions of the fleeting nature of modernity, and its use of and mixture with prose. He influenced later poets such as Mallarmé, Rimbaud, and Verlaine.


Which French author of the 19th and 20th centuries is best known for his multi-volume novel À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time), which explores the theme of memory?

Marcel Proust (1871-1922)


Which French playwright and actor of the 17th century wrote Tartuffe, or The Impostor, The Miser, and The Imaginary Invalid?

Molière (1622-1673)

Considered a genius of comedy, his real name was Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, and he was adored by Parisian aristocrats and the court of Louis XIV.