WordsDay contest: you all lose
When we created the new WordsDay graphic above a few weeks back we challenged everybody to name all the authors. Some of you took a shot, and I think the best set of guesses got about 10 of 15 right.
So, for those of you who have been dying of curiosity, here are the answers. Left to right:
- William Butler Yeats
- Audre Lorde
- Bill Shakespeare
- William Gibson
- Alice Walker
- Ernest Hemingway
- Gabriel García Márquez
- Chinua Achebe
- JK Rowling
- Neal Stephenson
- Doris Lessing
- Charles Wright
- William Styron
- Isabel Allende
- Mary Shelley
Thanks for playing. And just for being here you get a copy of our deluxe home edition…
Even though I’ve only read three of them, that doesn’t prevent me from acknowledging how worthy a cross-section of literary figures this gallery represents.
Sooo … on what basis were they selected? 🙂
I’m guessing that Stephenson was selected on the basis of his outstanding facial hair.
Denny: Some were selected for obvious reasons, like Shakespeare. Some were selected because I wanted to present a broad spectrum of talents. And some were selected because I know them to be brilliant from long exposure to their work.
I got divorced because of Alice Walker. Sort of.