Book Trivia Week #5

January 02, 2024

Book Trivia Week #5

After a little break for the holidays, I am back with more book trivia for 2024!  First let me say Happy New Year & Hello 2024.  I am so happy you are here sharing our love of books & trivia.

Now let's get to it.  Last week Rudyard Kipling would have celebrated his 158th birthday, so today's question is this:  In What Year Did Rudyard Kipling Win the Nobel Prize in Literature?

I first learned of Kipling as a child when my mom read The Jungle Book to me.  And of course, growing up in the 1970's & 1980's, Disney made the book ever so popular with their animated movie version.  It was not until I was an adult that I realized Kipling wrote both poetry & literature for adults as well. 

Born in India on December 30, 1865, he moved to England at the age of six where his parents left him in a foster home for five years. He attended United Services College at Westward Ho & went on to write about both experiences in the books Baa Baa Black Sheep and Stalky & Co.  After receiving his education, he moved back to India where he worked as a journalist for seven years.  Kim is his best-known title although you may be familiar with some of his other works including the poem Gunga Din, Just So Stories & of course The Jungle Book.  

In 1907 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "in consideration of the power of observation, originality of imagination, virility of ideas and remarkable talent for narration which characterize the creations of this world-famous author."

 To view the selection of Kipling books available for purchase in the shop, click here.

 

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