Category Archives: Book Quiz

Quiz: Some of the Whole by Abhijit Bhattacharya: Win 5 copies!

Hi All,

Here’s an opportunity to win an autographed copy of Abhijit Bhattacharya’s, “Some of The Whole” – a collection of interlinked stories. I have 5 copies to giveaway.

You just have to answer one question and leave it as a comment on the blog, “What does the title, “Some of the Whole” mean to you”?

I am very excited to host this contest through my blog. The closing date oft his contest is the 7th of February 2012.

You can follow the author on twitter on: OB_noxious

You can read my review of the book here

Booker Quiz

Hello everyone! This is me – The Hungryreader and I am hosting this quiz on Booker Prize Winners on my blog today. Please leave your answers in the form of a comment. Please do not forget to include your name and email address. The 2 winners will receive a copy of “The Sense of an Ending” by Julian Barnes and “Pigeon English” by Stephen Kelman. This Quiz is only open to residents of India. Please submit your responses by the 31st of October 2011. The winners will be picked by lots.

Here we go:

1. Which book won the first ever Booker Prize in 1969?
2. Which Thomas Keneally book won the Booker?
3. In which month is the Man Booker prize shortlist usually announced?
4. In 2008 which novel won the 40th Anniversary ‘Best of Booker’ award?
5. Who, at 32, was the youngest ever winner of the Man Booker Prize?
6. Which author famously said that she planned to spend her prize money on building a swimming pool in her house in Provence?
7. In which year were only two books shortlisted?
8. Who was the first Irish novelist to win the prize?
9. Which book is the fastest selling Man Booker winner ever, selling over half a million copies in th the UK alone?
10. Name the Penelope Fitzgerald title that won the Booker?

So start commenting and posting your answers.

All the Best…

The Hungryreader…

Random House India Book Quiz I

So in the first of its series, I conducted a Random House India Book Quiz through my Twitter handle @vivekisms last evening. It was in collaboration with Random House India, but of course! 10 questions were asked and there were 3 winners who received a book each from RHI.

The titles are:

– Desperate in Dubai by Ameera Al Hakawati
– The Artist of Disappearance by Anita Desai and
– Our Lady of Alice Bhatti by Mohammed Hanif

The winners were:

– @nonameseahorse
– @dipika_b and
– @gagarwal

Thank you Random House India for the generosity.

You can follow RHI on Twitter @RHIndia

Keep watching the space for more quizzes!