Golden Ears Writers & Readers Festival 1
Cream of the CropQuestion: B.C. based writer Madeleine Thien was awarded the 2016 Governor General's Award for English Language fiction for this novel.
Answer: What is "Do Not Say We Have Nothing".
Question: This author has won the Governor General's award three times and is the first Canadian to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.
Answer: Who is Alice Munro?
Question: This YA author's B.C. set novel "Awake and Dreaming" won the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature in 1997.
Answer: Who is Kit Pearson?
Question: The Canadian author with the greatest number of Governor General Awards for literature.
Answer: Who is Hugh MacLennan?
Question: In this year, two authors- Leonard Cohen and Hubert Aquin- refused to accept their Governor General's awards.
Answer: What is 1968?
Location is EverythingQuestion: Lucy Maud Montgomery set her best-selling novel "Anne of Green Gables" in this P.E.I. village.
Answer: What is Avonlea?
Question: This charismatic detective created by Louise Penny often finds himself solving mysteries in and around the fictional town of Three Pines, Quebec.
Answer: Who is Chief Inspector Armand Gamache?
Question: B.C. author Susan Juby set her trilogy of novels describing the struggles of young woman Alice MacLeod in this Northwestern B.C. town.
Answer: What is Smithers?
Question: The bulk of this hit novel by Emma Donoghue takes place in a very small space.
Answer: What is "Room"?
Question: This classic Canadian author set his series of sketches in a small town on the shore of Lake Wissanotti.
Answer: Who is Stephen Leacock?
You Oughta be in Pictures!Question: "Rachel, Rachel" is the name of the film adaptation of Margaret Laurence's classic novel, "Jest of God". It starred Joanne Woodward and was directed by her blue-eyed hunk of a husband.
Answer: Who is Paul Newman?
Question: W.P. Kinsella's mystical baseball novel "Shoeless Joe" became this very successful Kevin Costner film.
Answer: What is "Field of Dreams"?
Question: Sarah Polley wrote the screenplay and directed this film adaptation of Alice Munro's "The Bear Came Over the Mountain" featuring Gordan Pinsent using this title.
Answer: What is "Away From Her"?
Question: This "Grey's Anatomy" star played the lead character in "The Diary of Evelyn Lau", the screen adaptation of Lau's autobiographical tale of escape from her oppressive Chinese Canadian home to the mean streets of Vancouver, "Runaway".
Answer: Who is Sandra Oh?
Question: Timothy Findlay's novella about the coming of age of a young man during the Great War was made into this film of the same name directed by Robin Phillips.
Answer: What is "The Wars"?
This prairie born Canadian author wrote "Who Has Seen the Wind", "Roses are Difficult" and "Jake and the Kid".
Who is W.O. Mitchell?
This Yukon born author wrote more than 40 books in the popular history genre.
Who is Pierre Burton?
This Montreal based author penned "St. Urbain's Horsemen", "Salomon Gursky Was Here" and "Joshua Then and Now".
Who is Mordecai Richler?
Beloved CBC personality and author Stuart McLean wrote many of his Vinyl Cafe stories on this fictional couple.
Who are Dave and Morley?
Author Farley Mowat penned this 1956 Governor General award winning novel.
What is "Lost in the Barrens"?
This 1964 novel by Margaret Laurence features a 90 year old protagonist named Hagar.
What is "Stone Angel"?
This author, along with her sister, wrote about her experiences pioneering in Upper Canada.
Who is Susanna Moodie?
This is the number of "Anne" novels Lucy Maud Montgomery wrote in total.
What is eight?
Not usually considered a mystery writer, this world renowned author's 1996 novel "Alias Grace" takes the reader to Ontario in the mid-1880's to unravel the murders of Thomas Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery.
Who is Margaret Atwood?
This local writer is the three time winner of the Prix Aurora award for English language Canadian speculative fiction.
Who is Eileen Kernaghan?