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Acton Bell
   is a pen name of   
Anne Bronte
Anne Knish
   is a pen name of   
Arthur Davison Ficke
Anne Rice
   is a pen name of   
Howard Allen O'Brien
Her eccentric mother named her Howard after her father. She called herself Anne at school because she was embarrassed about her real name.
Artemus Ward
   is a pen name of   
Charles Farrar Browne
Ayn Rand
   is a pen name of   
Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum
Russian spelling Алиса Зиновьевна Розенбаум, a Russian born, American novelist, playwright and screenwriter. author of two best selling novels, "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged." She developed the philosophical system called Objectivism.
Barbara Cartland
   is a pen name of   
Barbara McCorquodale
Barbara Vine
   is a pen name of   
Ruth Rendell
Born Barbara (Ruth) Grasemann.
Boz
   is a pen name of   
Charles Dickens
C.S. Forester
   is a pen name of   
Cecil Smith
Wrote the Hornblower series and The African Queen.
Currer Bell
   is a pen name of   
Charlotte Bronte
Daniel Defoe
   is a pen name of   
Daniel Foe
Dorothy Dix
   is a pen name of   
Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer
Popular American newspaper columnist from 1923 through the 1940s. She was published daily in as many as 273 newspapers at her prime. She was the forerunner of modern advice columnists.
Dr. Seuss
   is a pen name of   
Theodore Seuss Geisel
Ed McBain
   is a pen name of   
Evan Hunter
Elizabeth Peters
   is a pen name of   
Barbara Mertz
Ellis Bell
   is a pen name of   
Emily Bronte
George Eliot
   is a pen name of   
Mary Ann Evans
She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure that her works were taken seriously. Female authors published freely under their own names, but Eliot wanted to ensure that she was not seen as merely a writer of romances. An additional factor may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes. [wikipedia]
George Orwell
   is a pen name of   
Eric Arthur Blair
1984, Animal Farm
George Sand
   is a pen name of   
Amandine Dupin
Harold Robbins
   is a pen name of   
Harold Rubin
Jack Higgins
   is a pen name of   
Harry Patterson
James Herriot
   is a pen name of   
James Alfred Wight
20th century British writer. Author of All Creatures Great and Small.
Jeffery Hudson
   is a pen name of   
Michael Crichton
John Lange
   is a pen name of   
Michael Crichton
John Le Carré
   is a pen name of   
David John Moore Cornwell
John Wyndham
   is a pen name of   
John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris
Joseph Conrad
   is a pen name of   
Jozef Teodor Nalecz Konrad Korzeniowski
Born in Poland. Lived in England. Only wrote in English.
Lewis Carroll
   is a pen name of   
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
As Dodgson he wrote academic papers on logic, as Carroll he wrote about mad tea-parties ("Alice in Wonderland").
Mahatma Kane Jeeves
   is a pen name of   
WC Fields
Mark Twain
   is a pen name of   
Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Mary Westmacott
   is a pen name of   
Agatha Christie
20th century British writer, wrote romantic novels as Mary Westmacott.
Michael Douglas
   is a pen name of   
Michael Crichton
Mickey Spillane
   is a pen name of   
Frank Morrison
Moliere
   is a pen name of   
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin
Paul Klenousky
   is a pen name of   
Sir Henry Wood
Richard Bachman
   is a pen name of   
Stephen King
Ruth Rendell
   is a pen name of   
Barbara Grasemann
Tennessee Williams
   is a pen name of   
Thomas Lanier
Tom Stoppard
   is a pen name of   
Tomas Straussler
Virgil Publius
   is a pen name of   
Vergilus Maro
Voltaire
   is a pen name of   
Francois-Marie Arouet
Woody Allen
   is a pen name of   
Allen Stewart Konigsberg


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