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  1. #1816
    Quote Originally Posted by Basil View Post
    Joyce Carol Oates
    That's right! How'd you get it? Familiar with the photo, or a bunch of trial and error with google/Wikipedia, or something in-between?

    I'm worried I might've given out to many clues too soon--but in her case, I didn't really give much of a clue at all.

    (The letters so far: O, W, A, H, T, N, I, B, O, with four more to go)

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    Quote Originally Posted by billl View Post
    That's right! How'd you get it?
    The glasses.
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  3. #1818
    Here it is:


    very writerly--but how about this "less popular" image of her from earlier in her career:

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    Franzen, in the three-in-one, I think.

    Koontz, for the populist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Basil View Post
    Joyce Carol Oates
    Not for the first time, I was mixed up with a woman without really knowing who she was.

    Never heard of her.

    Then again, to be fair, I don't suppose she's ever heard of me.
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    Tom Clancy in the first pic.
    ay up

  7. #1822
    Quote Originally Posted by prendrelemick View Post
    Tom Clancy in the first pic.
    Yes !

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    EDIT:
    REMAINDER OF THE PUZZLE

    Quote Originally Posted by billl View Post

    The first letters of the last names of these two authors (one Brit, and one American) provide two letters for the solution to the puzzle:




    The first letters of the last names of these three U.S. authors provide three letters for the solution to the puzzle:

    The first of these pics features Tom Clancy AND:
    a young-ish photo of a living British author who has gotten some really, really top rate literary awards. An earlier clue:
    As an example of my ignorance of things literary, I was slightly surprised to learn (while researching this puzzle) that the Brit was, in fact, a Brit. (I did read one of his books, years ago, though.)
    The second pic features Ernest Hemingway AND:
    two more deceased Americans.
    the clue:
    Both of these remaining two guys are pretty big deals in literary circles, although one's position among America's 20th-Century greats is probably yet to solidify. And the other guy, I'm a little surprised here, no clues, seriously, how are you all not seeing his face?
    The following are not in the images: Kazuo Ishiguro, J.D. Salinger, T.S. Eliot, Koontz, Archer, Jonathan Franzen.

    (Although Franzen was a close one! Not dead enough, though.)

    The letters so far: O, W, A, H, T, N, I, B, O, C, with three more to go.
    Last edited by billl; 05-06-2012 at 02:29 PM.

  8. #1823
    MORE CLUES

    I've already mentioned that the British writer in the first photo has won some rather impressive awards. It might also help to know that that particular writer, along with the other black-and-white photographed writer yet to be named (the one featured in the second photo along with Hemingway), can be found on the Modern Library's List of 100 Best Novels (of the 20th-Century).

    The writer in the color photo that is barely revealed in the second image hasn't won any of these major awards, and isn't on the Modern Library list. Time magazine, however, gave one of his novels a place in their "100 Best Novels (since Time began, in 1923...)" list. I think he's wearing a t-shirt or a sweatshirt or something.

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    Do we need a K?
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    No, don't need a "K".

    You know, the Brit with the fancy awards: well, I'm not kidding around, he has won the Booker Prize and the Nobel. The B&W American won the National Book Award. The color-photo American hasn't gotten anything like those, but he sometimes makes up for it in the size of his books.

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    Naipaul.

    (I think you compressed him a bit, East to West. Which is probably quite appropriate.)


    Quote Originally Posted by billl View Post
    No, don't need a "K".

    You know, the Brit with the fancy awards: well, I'm not kidding around, he has won the Booker Prize and the Nobel. The B&W American won the National Book Award. The color-photo American hasn't gotten anything like those, but he sometimes makes up for it in the size of his books.
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  12. #1827
    Quote Originally Posted by MarkBastable View Post
    Naipaul.

    (I think you compressed him a bit, East to West. Which is probably quite appropriate.)
    Heh! Wow, yeah--it seems to matter less I guess when I'm mixing them together and have the original image in hand.

    The letters so far: O, W, A, H, T, N, I, B, O, C, N

    Two more to go, both in that deceased-American-three-in-one!
    Looking for a pop song title (No "K" in it, incidentally).
    Last edited by billl; 05-08-2012 at 03:01 PM.

  13. #1828
    A book by one of the two is often required reading for American high schoolers. A book by the other one is the sort of thing American university students sometimes read on their own and then tell everyone about it.

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    On the basis of nothing at all - Salinger.
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  15. #1830
    Close about the "nothing", perhaps... Just kidding! Really, it's the opposite (as far as I can see).

    This is in danger of becoming some sort of endless joke, where I post these clues, and like no one can see them, dude.

    (Note: the above is an assembly of clues, not a case of me taking on some sort of 'attitude'.)

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