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01/10/2013 03:10 pm ET Updated Mar 12, 2013

Twitterature Quiz: A Literary Match Game With Hashtags

The Twitter Fiction Festival this year opened eyes to some of the literary laughs and spats and sheer innovation we might be missing on Twitter. In that spirit, enjoy this literary Twitter game: just match the 2012 tweet to its author and post your answer in the comments. I'll draw a random name from participants with correct answers, and send the winner a book by the listed author of the winner's choice. In the case of very nice authors (see, e.g. (c) below), I will see if I can't get them signed.

The Tweets:

1. Every time I type "novel," I hit the wrong key + out comes "nivel." Message from subconscious? OK, T-Pals: define #nivel! :D

2. It was not anything I asked for. His apology seemed sincere. I would've been happy to let it end there.

3. Oh well. If the world doesn't end tonight, it's not the end of the world.

4. Also: the fact that Eugenides assumed I was complaining, instead of trying to help out beginning female writers, is a shame. #sisterhood

5. Keep your verdicts about last night's story coming. Was Miranda Brown's death a #homicide, #suicide, or #accident? #twitterfiction

6. Just wrote HAT on my hand in a pathetic attempt to remember that I had a hat when I got on this aircraft, when I get off in 160 minutes...

The Authors:

a. Salmon Rushdie @SalmanRushdie

b. Neil Gaiman @neilhimself

c. Jennifer Weiner @jenniferweiner

d. Jodi Picoult @jodipicoult

e. Margaret Atwood @margaretatwood

f. Elliott Holt @elliottholt

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