This week I went to the Borders funeral sale. Well, actually I went to the Borders sale three or four times. On the third time, I was ecstatic to find Bernard Beckett's Genesis for $3.99 in hardback but when I went to the register, it ended up being $1.99. I think it is clear that I went back and bought several more copies. So, I will give away 2 this week for the trivia. For that, it's got to be US only. HOWEVER, I love my international buddies so you guys and gals can still enter and if you win, we'll figure a little summin' summin' out. Because Beckett is a Kiwi author, this week's trivia question will all be about New Zealand. (books and otherwise)
2) This YA book features a storyline woven in with Maori lore. The author, Karen Healey, is a New Zealander, and the US cover features a white mask.
3) Keri Hulme penned this 1984 Booker Prize-winning work set in New Zealand. The main character's name is Kerewin Holmes.
4) What is the capital of New Zealand?
5) Despite being released in 1985, this Margaret Mahy book won the Phoenix Award in 2005. (I see this book on the YA shelves all the time and had no idea it was penned nearly 30 years ago!)
6) This paranormal author is of Indian descent but grew up in New Zealand. She's most famous for her Psy/Changeling series and her Guild Hunter series.
7) This New Zealander was the first to reach the summit of Everest with his companion, Nepalese Sherpa Tensing Norgay.
8) This New Zealand-born opera singer sang at the wedding of Charles & Diana. She is a well-known soprano and she started a foundation in her name to support young NZ musicians and singers.
9) This Kiwi YA author penned books including Lester, Red Cliff, Jolt, Home Boys, and Malcolm and Juliet. His newest release is entitled August.
10) Though this New Zealand movie director is much more famous for other movies, my favorite movie of his is definitely Dead Alive. ZOMBIE BABY!
This triviadventure is open until August 30th, 9pm PST. Two winners will be picked by www.random.org and I will notify them within 24 hours. Only trivia entries with all correct answers will be considered. You must be a follower to enter. Extra entries for comments, following on Twitter and/or Facebook, and spreading the word. If you have any questions, feel free to ask! (or write them in your trivia answers box) Good luck!
CONTEST CLOSED. Winners will be announced tomorrow.