Modern literature, is generally accepted to be literature that was written after the end of the Second World War. It consists of many different subgenres and an almost countless number of authors. The best-selling works of modern literature are JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - but, as these are covered in other quizzes, here we shall take a look at some more down to earth works of fiction.
Whether you love it or hate it, modern literature is here to stay! We don't expect you to know ALL the answers but amongst Salman Rushdie, Nick Hornby, Sue Townsend, Harold Pinter, Philip Larkin, Francesca Simon and Monica Ali there must be at least SOME writers that you like! Try this quiz on modern literature and see how well you know the works of the past 70 years or so!