Oh how we would love to give them immortality and have them writing books for ever more but, unfortunately even authors are mortal and their lives and literature both have to come to an end eventually. In this literary lifespans quiz all you need to do is work out which of the featured authors lived when.
In this literary lifespans quiz we have given you the years of birth and death and a small clue to help you identify which author we are describing.
Don’t forget to let us know how you do. We love to hear how clever you all are.