Jonathan Franzen or Stephen King?

There are two male authors who wax and wane in critical opinion even though their sales remain strong: Stephen King and Jonathan Franzen. One of these authors sells millions of books in spite of lackluster prose, mediocre imagination, and a serious infestation of worn-out clich├ęs. The other, of course, wrote Carrie. See if you can spot which author is which in the following photo quiz:

A white male author with shaggy hair in dark glasses.

A white male author with shaggy hair in dark glasses.

A white male author with shaggy hair in dark glasses.

A white male author with shaggy hair in black glasses.

A white male author with shaggy hair and a beard.

A white male author with shaggy hair and a beard in black glasses.

A white male author with shaggy hair in dark glasses.

 

Answers:

  1. Jonathan Franzen
  2. Stephen King
  3. Stephen King
  4. Jonathan Franzen
  5. Stephen King
  6. Jonathan Franzen
  7. Stephen King

We here at Olivia Waite have to ask: have you ever seen Stephen King and Jonathan Franzen in the same room at the same time?

We haven't either.