I'm going to announce the winners later today, but here are the answers to the first ten questions from the Trivia Contest, with the rest to follow:
1. Which book begins with the following line: “Theodore is in the ground.”
The Alienist by Caleb Carr. One of my favorite books of all time.
2. Name three national or international awards that Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policemen’s Union won (not just nominated for).
He won four - the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Sidewise.
3. Who was the literary agent that represented S.E. Hinton, Robert Cormier, and Clement Hurd?
4. Which famous Scribner editor worked with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Thomas Wolfe?
5. How many championships have the San Antonio Spurs won?
Four... and counting.
6. How long is the term of copyright in the United States for books created after 1978 (and not a work for hire)?
Life of the author plus seventy years
7. What are the colors of the three vampire courts in the Dresden Files book series and how are they different from each other?
White - Born in human state but then become vampires when they mature. They feed off emotions. Red - Bat-like creatures with a human mask. They are created and feed off blood.Black - Traditionally imagined vampires (i.e. reanimated corpses) that are also created and feed off blood.
There are other ways in which the courts are different too. As long as you provided one example of how they are distinguishable then I counted the question as correct.
8. What is the name for a fear of long words?
hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia or sesquipedalophobia. I accepted both answers.
9. Who is the current president of the Association of Authors' Representatives?
10. Which editor found The Diary of Anne Frank in a rejection pile while working as an assistant in France?