The Quarterly Conversation is holding a winter contest to take place during the month of December.
First prize is every single one of Roberto Bolaño’s works available in English, plus a special preview of his forthcoming novel The Ice Rink (New Directions, 2009). That’s eight books, including his mammoth new novel, 2666, and his new poetry collection, The Romantic Dogs, both reviewed in this issue.
Second prize is a free copy of two books reviewed in Issue 14.
Third prize is a free copy of one book reviewed in Issue 14.
To enter, find the answers to the below questions and email your responses to the editor at email@example.com, subject line “The Quarterly Conversation Winter Contest.” We will be accepting entries until 11:59 pm, December 31, 2008. After that, will will randomly draw three winners from all entries with correct responses to each question. Winners will be announced in early January.
Answers to all the contest questions can be found in the winter issue.
With whom did Carter Scholz coauthor a book of re-imaginings of Kafka’s fiction?
What is the real name of Zach Plague, author of boring boring boring boring boring boring boring?
Which cornerstone of modernist literature did William Gaddis claim to never have read?
For how many years did Charles Bukowski work in the post office?
Complete this sentence from Attila Bartis’s novel Tranquility: “From the dried-off vagina goo both my _____ looked as if I had some skin disease.”
What is the title of the painting reproduced in Xavier’s cell in John Berger’s novel From A to X?
What is the name of the utopian sect that poet Susan Howe draws on for inspiration in her most recent poetry collection?
To what does Roberto Bolaño compare “a black motorcycle” in The Romantic Dogs?
What do the two characters in Erotomania do more than anything else?
What Italian metafictional writer does Murray Bail resemble in his novels Eucalyptus and The Pages?
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