The Hardest Guess-the-Writer Quiz


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The five anonymous minibiographies below are drawn from the lives of writers in our interview archives. Think you’ve got what it takes to identify them based on only the strangest and most idiosyncratic details of their lives? On our last quiz, only 24 percent of participants got a perfect score—but we are ruthless and haven’t made this one any easier. Be among the first to correctly identify all five and you could win a copy of The Paris Review’s newest book, The Writer’s Chapbook. The winner will be drawn on Friday, July 6, and contacted via email.



Matt B. Weir is a writer living in New York. These anonymous biographies are part of his larger ongoing series.