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Christmas quiz


Complete our Christmas quiz to win 8 of our favourite Picador books from 2008 - BREATH by Tim Winton; WHEN WE WERE ROMANS by Matthew Kneale; THE PESTHOUSE by Jim Crace; SCOTTSBORO by Ellen Feldman; TOMORROW by Graham Swift; THE SEPTEMBERS OF SHIRAZ by Dalia Sofer; THE HAKAWATI by Rabih Alameddine; and THE LITTLE HUT OF LEAPING FISHES by Chiew-Siah Tei..

Our thanks to the publishers for contributing this fantastic prize.


1) Which best-selling author and filmmaker, who died in November 2008, previously had a newly discovered ankylosaur, Crichtonsaurus bohlini, named for him?

2) In 2008, who was the fourth only debut novelist to win the Man Booker Prize?

3) Which French author was involved in the mother of all book battles this year?

4) Which Australian novelist's 2008 book left you gasping for air? (Name the book and the author).

5) Who found her way home at last after winning the 2008 Orange Prize for fiction?

6) Marley was dead: to begin with. From which famous Christmas book is this first line taken?

7) Which author was "licensed to thrill" to mark the centenary of the birth of the creator of 007?

8) Who's audacity to hope paid off in 2008?

9) Who came up against some stiff competition to win this year's Bad Sex in Fiction award?

10) The prize for the competition is a set of 8 of our favourite Picador books from 2008, including The Hakawati. What is a "hakawati"?

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