Famous authors and their pen names

Literary double takes

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09/08/22 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Literature

What's in a name? Well, you'd be surprised actually. For centuries, writers have created pen names to publish their literary works. A pen name, also known as a nom de plume or a pseudonym, is an assumed name used by an author in place of their own name. By adopting an alias, authors are able to conceal their true identity for personal, political, and ethical reasons. Writing anonymously can also ensure privacy, avoid overexposure, and, in the case of many female writers, help combat sexism and prejudice. So, do you know who's hidden behind a book cover?

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