The Big Irish Times 2012 Christmas Quiz
Art and literature
71Philip Roth and Gabriel Garcia Marquez both (separately) announced what this year?
72In September, which Booker Prize-winning novelist published a memoir written in the third person?
73With 5.3m digital and print copies sold in the UK alone, EL James’ Fifty Shades of Grey was the runaway bestseller of 2012. But it started life as “fan fiction”, based on which series of vampire-romance novels?
74Following a public vote organised through RTÉ’s Masterpiece programme, what was chosen as Ireland’s favourite painting in May?
75In August, who was announced to take the lead role in Quirke, an upcoming BBC series based on the novels by Benjamin Black (aka John Banville)?
76Name the hugely successful British writer whose first novel for adults wasn’t nominated for the Literary Reviews Bad Sex 2012 Awards, despite a “flood” of recommendations?
77In November, the newly anointed leadership of which country were instructed to read The Old Regime and the French Revolution by Alexis de Tocqueville?
78One of Ireland’s most beloved authors, Maeve Binchy, died in July. What is the name of her final, posthumously published, novel?
79In March, it was announced that the Encyclopaedia Britannica would cease publication after how many years? (a) 124 (b) 184 or (c) 244?
80August’s DT Max’s Every Love Story is a Ghost Story is a biography of which late American novelist?
The prize VIP trip for two to Barcelona and winery
The Big Irish Times Christmas Quiz began on Christmas Eve, with 50 questions. Ten more appear every publication day between now and January 3rd.
The winner of this year’s quiz will receive a weekend for two to Barcelona, including flights and accommodation, a Torres winery tour and tasting, plus two VIP tickets to watch FC Barcelona at Camp Nou.
The Irish Times has teamed up with Torres, the largest European wine brand in Ireland, to offer the trip to visit Barcelona.
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