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In what field did Winston Churchill win the Nobel Prize?
Literature. Winston Churchill was a prolific writer. Churchill received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his numerous published works, especially his six-volume work The Second World War.
Phillip K. Dick, author of SF novels that have been made into numerous films ("Blade Runner", "Minority Report", "Paycheck") denied the existence of a certain person. Who was that person?
Stanislaw Lem is a Polish SF writer, author of "Solaris". In 1974 Philip K. Dick (probably suffering from schizophrenia) sent the letter to the FBI stating that "Lem is probably a composite committee rather than an individual, since he writes in several styles and sometimes reads foreign, to him, languages (...) these people are Marxists (...) and a threat to our whole field of science fiction"
What was a famous "Room 101" in George Orwell's novel "1984"?
A torture chamber. Room 101, introduced in the climax of the novel, is the basement torture chamber in the Ministry of Love, in which the Party attempts to subject a prisoner to his or her own worst nightmare, fear or phobia, with the object of breaking down their resistance. Orwell named Room 101 after a conference room at Broadcasting House where he used to sit through tedious meetings.
Which known writer was a mathematician?
Lewis Carroll. Lewis Caroll, author of "Alice in Wonderland" completed his mathematical studies at Oxford University, was a lecturer at this University. He wrote about 250 scientific papers in mathematics, logic and cryptography. He was interested in mathematical puzzles and numerical games.
Which writer is known for his friendship with Fidel Castro?
Gabriel García Márquez. Castro and Márquez were friends for many years. In fact he was his messenger and used to deliver messages from Castro to Bill Clinton. He didn't broke contacts with Castro even after he started his brutal political persecution. Márquez used his influences to help some the persecuted people to get out of Cuba.
Who is the author of the shortest horror story?
Fredric Brown. He is known for his use of humor and for his mastery of the "short short" form stories of 1 to 3 pages, often with ingenious plotting devices and surprise endings. His short story called "Knock" has only two sentences: "The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door..."
Which famous writer was convicted of gross indecency?
Oscar Wilde. Besides being married with two sons, Wilde had a slew of male lovers. One of them was a long-time partner Alfred Douglas, whose father, Lord Queensberry, called Wilde a homosexual. He took him to court for libel, but lord's lawyers got the charge dismissed, and turn the tables on Wilde. As a result, he was arrested for gross indecency, and sentenced to two years of hard labor.
Where was Bertrand Russel from?
United Kingdom. Bertrand Russell was born on 18 May 1872 as the youngest child of Viscount and Viscountess Amberley, an influential Whig family of the British aristocracy since the rise of the Tudor dynasty. His grandfather, the Earl Russell, served twice as Prime Minister in the 1840s and 1860s.
Who wrote the novel "Moby Dick"?
Herman Melville. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is an 1851 novel by American writer Herman Melville. William Faulkner confessed he wished he had written the book himself, and D. H. Lawrence called it "one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world" and "the greatest book of the sea ever written". Its opening sentence, "Call me Ishmael", is among world literature's most famous
Who wrote the book East of Eden?
John Steinbeck. East of Eden is a novel by Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck, published in September 1952. Often described as Steinbeck's most ambitious novel, East of Eden brings to life the intricate details of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, and their interwoven stories.