Are there any known pseudonyms of famous authors?

e.g. so J.K. Rowling was using Robert Galbraith

Are there any other famous authors which were using pen-names to write books which have be discovered

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  • Philip
    Lv 6
    7 years ago
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    If they haven't been discovered, how would we know about them?

    Too many to list

    Amanda Quick (Jayne Ann Krentz

    Andrej Zivor (Andrej Tisma

    Ann Landers (Esther Pauline Lederer

    Anatole France (Jacques Anatole François Thibault

    Andrew MacDonald (William Luther Pierce

    Anne Perry (Juliet Marion Hulme

    Anne Rice (Howard Allen O'Brien

    Anthony North (Dean Koontz

    Anne Knish (Arthur Davison Ficke

    Ashida Kim (Radford William Davis

    Ayn Rand (Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum

    Boz (Charles Dickens

    Currer Bell (Charlotte Brontë

    Curzio Malaparte (Kurt Erich Suckert

    Dan Crow (Ernest Aris

    Daniel Defoe (Daniel Foe

    Daniil Kharms (Daniil Ivanovich Yuvachev

    Danuta de Rhodes (Dan Rhodes

    David Axton (Dean Koontz

    David Michaels (Raymond Benson

    Deanna Dwyer (Dean Koontz

    Diablo Cody (Brook Busey

    Diedrich Knickerbocker (Washington Irving

    Douglas Spaulding (Ray Bradbury)

    Doctor A (Isaac Asimov)

    Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel

    Ed McBain (Salvatore A. Lombino

    Edgar Box (Gore Vidal

    Edith Van Dyne (L. Frank Baum

    Elia (Charles Lamb

    Elizabeth Peters (Barbara Mertz

    Erich Maria Remarque (Erich Paul Remark

    Geoffrey Crayon (Washington Irving

    George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans

    Guillaume Maguire (John Spencer

    Hergé (Georges Remi

    Herblock (Herbert Lawrence Block

    Hugh Conway (Frederick John Fargus

    Ilya Ilf (Ilya Arnoldovich Faynzilberg

    Irwin Shaw (Irwin Shamforoff

    Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen

    James Tiptree, Jr (Alice Sheldon

    Jay Livingston (Jacob Levison

    Jean Paul (Johann Paul Richter

    Jean Plaidy (Eleanor Hibbert

    Johann Joachim Sautscheck (Roman Turovsky-Savchuk

    John Beynon (John Wyndham Parkes Harris

    John Christopher (Samuel Youd

    John Hill (Dean Koontz

    John le Carré (David John Moore Cornwell

    John Wyndham (John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris

    Jonathan Oldstyle (Washington Irving

    Joseph Conrad (Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski)

    Julia Quinn (Julia Pottinger

    K.R. Dwyer (Dean Koontz

    Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K. Rowling

    Keno (Eric Killinger

    Kurban Said (Yusif Vazir Chamanzaminli)

    Leigh Nichols (Dean Koontz

    Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler

    Lewis Allan (Abel Meeropol

    Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson

    Lorenzo da Ponte (Emmanuele Conegliano

    Louis-Ferdinand Céline (Louis-Ferdinand Destouches

    Lu Lung (Alicia Garcia

    Lydia Koidula (Lydia Emilie Florentine Jannse

    Maironis (Jonas Mačiulis

    Man Without a Spleen (Anton Chekhov

    Manuel Garcia-Carpintero (Cameron Schwartz

    Mark Brandis (Nikolai von Michalewsky

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens

    Mary Westmacott (Agatha Christie

    Michael Arlen (Dikran Kuyumjian

    Michael Serafian (Malachi Martin

    Michael Innes (J. I. M. Stewart

    Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin

    Multatuli (Eduard Douwes Dekker

    Murray Leinster (Will F. Jenkins

    Nancy Boyd (Edna St. Vincent Millay

    Natsume Sōseki (Natsume Kinnosuke

    Newt Scamander (J.K. Rowling

    Nicci French (Nicci Gerrard &Sean French

    Novalis (Friedrich Leopold)

    O. Henry (William Sydney Porter

    Ogdred Weary (Edward Gorey

    Onceler Lorax (Zachary Bass

    Owen West (Dean Koontz

    Onoto Watanna (Winnifred Eaton

    Pablo Neruda (Neftali Ricardo Basoalto

    Paul Annixter (Howard Allison Sturtzel

    Paul Celan (Paul Antschel

    Paul French (Isaac Asimov)

    Jean Ray (Jean Raymond Marie de Kremer

    Pierre Loti (Louis Marie Viaud

    Piers Anthony (Piers Anthony Jacob

    Phillip Guston (Phillip Goldstein

    Q (Arthur Quiller-Couch

    Richard Bachman (Stephen King

    Richard Leander (Richard von Volkmann

    Richard Paige (Dean Koontz

    Richard Stark (Donald E. Westlake

    Robert Jordan (James Oliver Rigney, Jr.

    Robert Markham (Kingsley Amis

    Robin A Hood (Ernest Aris

    Roger Fairbairn (John Dickson Carr

    Romain Gary (Romain Kacew)

    Rosemary Edghill (eluki bes shahar)

    Saint-John Perse (Alexis Saint-Léger Léger)

    Saki (Hector Hugh Munro)

    Salomėja Nėris (Salomėja Bučinskaitė-Bučienė)

    Sannois (Camille Saint-Saëns)

    Sapper (H. C. McNeile)

    Sidney Sheldon (Sidney Schechtel)

    Silence Dogood (Benjamin Franklin)

    Sister Nivedita (Margaret Elizabeth Noble)

    Stash Cairo (Craig Hamilt)

    Stan Lee (Stanley Martin Lieber)

    Stefan Brockhoff (Dieter Cunz, Richard Plant, Oskar Seidlin)

    Steele Rudd (Arthur Hoey Davis)

    Stein Riverton (Sven Elvestad, born as Kristoffer Elvestad Svendsen)

    Student (William Sealey Gosset)

    Sui Sin Far (Edith Maude Eaton)

    Toni Morrison (Chloe Anthony Wofford)

    Trevanian (Rodney William Whitaker)

    Tristan Tzara (Sami Rosenstock)

    Uanhenga Xitu (Agostinho André Mendes de Carvalho)

    Umberto Saba (Umberto Poli)

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  • 7 years ago

    For example Salman Rushdie used a pseudonym "Joseph Anton" for 10 years.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Loads. Lewis Carroll was a pseudonym. Lemony Snicket is a pseudonym. Richard Bachman was a pseudonym.

    It's not remotely unusual.

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  • Lynn
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    J.K. Rowling is a pseudonym. She doesn't really have a middle name. ;)

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