List of pen names

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This is a list of pen names used by notable authors of written work.

A pen name or nom de plume is a pseudonym adopted by an author. A pen name may be used to make the author's name more distinctive, to disguise the author's gender, to distance the author from their other works, to protect the author from retribution for their writings, to combine more than one author into a single author, or for any of a number of reasons related to the marketing or aesthetic presentation of the work. The author's name may be known only to the publisher, or may come to be common knowledge.


Pen name Real name Details
A. C. Q. W. (and W. A. C. Q.) Anna Cabot Lowell Quincy Waterston 19th-century American writer
A. H. Tammsaare Anton Hansen
A. J. Finn Dan Mallory Author of The Woman in the Window
A.A. Fair Erle Stanley Gardner One of several that he used
Aapeli Simo Puupponen 20th-century Finnish writer and chatty articler
Aaron Wolfe Dean Koontz
Abigail Van Buren Pauline Phillips and then
Jeanne Phillips
Mother and daughter advice columnists for Dear Abby
Abram Tertz Andrei Sinyavsky
Abu Nuwas Hasin ibn Hani al Hakami 8th-century Arabic language poet (Persia)
Acton Bell Anne Brontë
Adunis Ali Ahmad Said Esber
Æ George William Russell Irish poet and theosophist (1867 - 1935)
Aiguillette Matilda Marian Pullan British writer
Alan Gould Victor Canning
Alan Smithee various Pen name used by American film directors under certain circumstances
Alberto Moravia Alberto Pincherle
Alcofribas Nasier François Rabelais
Alex Kava Sharon M. Kava American author of psychological suspense novels.
Alexander Kent Douglas Reeman
Algoth Tietäväinen Algot Untola 20th-century Finnish author
Alice Acland Anne Wignall 20th-century English author
Alice Addertongue Benjamin Franklin
Alice Campion Denise Tart, Jane St Vincent Welch, Jane Richards, Jenny Crocker and Madeline Oliver pen name for group of Australian writers who have been writing novels collaboratively since 2010.
Amanda Cross Carolyn Gold Heilbrun 20th-century American mystery writer
Amanda Quick Jayne Ann Krentz
Amelia Amelia B. Coppuck Welby 19th-century American poet
Ana Paula Arendt Railssa Peluti Alencar 21st-century Brazilian author
Anatole France Jacques Anatole François Thibault 20th-century French author
Andre Norton Alice Mary Norton 20th-century American fiction author whose other aliases include Andrew North and Allen Weston
Andrej Zivor Andrej Tisma
Andrew MacDonald William Luther Pierce
Ann Landers Ruth Crowley and then
Eppie Lederer
Advice columnists for Ask Ann Landers
Anna L. Cunningham Ada Langworthy Collier American poet, writer
Anne Chaplet Cora Stephan 20th-century German crime novelist and journalist
Anne Hathaway Mary Bigelow Ingham American writer, educator, social reformer
Anne Knish Arthur Davison Ficke Co-author of Spectra: A Book of Poetic Experiments
Anne Marreco Anne Wignall 20th-century English author
Anne Perry Juliet Marion Hulme
Anne Rice Howard Allen Frances O'Brien Other aliases: Anne Rampling and A.N. Roquelaure
Anonymous Joe Klein Used to conceal his identity for the initial publication of the novel Primary Colors
Anthony Afterwit Benjamin Franklin
Anthony Boucher William Anthony Parker White American science fiction editor and writer of mystery novels and short stories
Anthony Burgess John Anthony Burgess Wilson 20th-century British writer
Anthony Gilbert Lucy Beatrice Malleson British author of the Arthur Crook crime fiction novels
Anthony Mills William Joseph Slim British military commander after writing novels, short stories, and other publications earlier in his career.
Anthony North Dean Koontz
Antosha Chekhonte Anton Chekhov 19th-century Russian physician and author, who also used the pseudonyms "Man Without a Spleen" and "My Brother's Brother"[1]
Arkon Daraul Idries Shah
Artemus Ward Charles Farrar Browne 19th-century American humor writer
Asdreni Aleksandër Stavre Drenova 20th-century Albanian poet
Auber Forestier Aubertine Woodward Moore 19th-century American musician, writer
Aunt Julia Julia Colman 19th-century American temperance educator, activist, editor, writer
Aunt Marjorie Margaret Elizabeth Sangster 19th-century American poet, author, editor
Aunt Nabby Lizzie P. Evans-Hansell 19th-century American novelist, short-story writer
Aunt Philury Helen M. Winslow American editor, author, publisher, journalist
Aunt Stomly Emeline S. Burlingame American editor and evangelist
Ayn Rand Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum 20th-century fiction writer and creator of the philosophy Objectivism
Azorín José Martínez Ruiz
B. Traven unknown 20th-century novelist, aka Bruno Traven
Ba Jin Li Yaotang 20th-century Chinese writer
Banaphul Balāi Chānd Mukhopādhyāy Bengali author, playwright and poet
Barbara Michaels Barbara Mertz
Barbara Vine Ruth Rendell 21st-century British author who writes a subset of her work under this pseudonym
Bartholomew Gill Mark C. McGarrity American crime fiction novelist and newspaper feature writer of nature and outdoor recreation topics
BB Denys Watkins-Pitchford 20th-century illustrator and children's book author
Beachcomber J. B. Morton and D. B. Wyndham Lewis Used for the surrealist humorous column By the Way in the Daily Express
B. E. E. Emma Elizabeth Brown 19t-century American writer, artist
B. F. Cocker Benjamin Franklin
bell hooks Gloria Jean Watkins
Belle Bremer Martina Swafford American poet
Benevolus Benjamin Franklin
Berrintho Robert Roberthin 17th-century German poet
Betsey Bancker Mary E. C. Bancker 19th-century American author
Bharathidasan Kanagasabai Subburathnam 20th-century Tamil poet
Blaise Cendrars Frédéric Louis Sauser
Bob Hart Al Trace
Boris Akunin Grigory Shalvovich Chkhartishvili
Boz Charles Dickens 19th-century British novelist
Boz Raymond "Boz" Burrell
Branislav Nušić Alkibijad Nuša
Brian Coffey Dean Koontz
Brynjolf Bjarme Henrik Ibsen
Busy Body Benjamin Franklin
C. S. Forester Cecil Smith 20th-century writer of the Captain Horatio Hornblower novels, The African Queen, and other novels
Caelia Shortface Benjamin Franklin
Cantinflas Fortino Mario Alfonso Moreno Reyes
Caris Sima Clara Mountcastle Canadian author
Carr Dickson John Dickson Carr 20th-century author of detective stories
Carter Dickson John Dickson Carr 20th-century author of detective stories
Cassandra William Connor 20th-century left-wing journalist for The Daily Mirror
Cassandra Clare Judith Rumelt Lewis American author of young adult fiction
Catharine Carr Rosalind Wade British novelist
Catherine Cole Martha R. Field American journalist
Catherine Shaw Leila Schneps Author of mathematically themed classic murder mysteries
Chanakya Jawaharlal Nehru First Indian Prime Minister
Charles Louis Bernays Karl Ludwig Bernays German journalist
Charles Moulton William Moulton Marston Creator of Wonder Woman comic book character
Charlotte Jay Geraldine Halls
Cherry Wilder Cherry Barbara Grimm
Cherubina de Gabriak Elisaveta Ivanovna Dmitrieva
Christian Reid Frances Christine Fisher Tiernan American author of The Land of the Sky
Christopher Pike Kevin Christopher McFadden Prolific author of young-adult horror and sci-fi novels
Citizen Sarah Carmichael Harrell American educator, temperance reformer, writer
Clark McMeekin Dorothy Clark and Isabel McMeekin Wrote historical novels
Clem Watts Al Trace
Clive Hamilton, N. W. Clerk C. S. Lewis Used when publishing Spirits in Bondage and Dymer
Colin Douglas Colin Thomas Currie 20th-century Scottish novelist
Coralie Mary M. Cohen American social economist, writer
Cordwainer Smith Paul M. A. Linebarger 20th-century science fiction author
Cousin Annie Annie Maria Barnes American journalist, editor, author
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 Agnew various Pen name used by BBC television drama screenwriters under certain circumstances
David Axton Dean Koontz
David Meade unknown American conspiracy theorist, researcher, and book author
David Michaels Raymond Benson
Dazai Osamu Shuji Tsushima
Deanna Dwyer Dean Koontz
Diablo Cody Brook Busey Screenwriter
Diedrich Knickerbocker Washington Irving Early 19th-century U.S. writer
Dimasalang Jose Rizal Filipino nationalist
Dina Linwood S. M. I. Henry American evangelist, temperance reformer, poet, author
Dominique Aury Anne Desclos 20th-century French author and critic who wrote under this name for her early works
Douglas Spaulding Ray Bradbury
Dr. Seuss Theodor Seuss Geisel 20th-century American writer and cartoonist, best known for his children's books, aka Theo LeSieg
E. Cavazza; Elisabeth Pullen Elisabeth Cavazza American author, journalist, music critic
E. L. James Erika Leonard, born Erika Mitchell Author of Fifty Shades of Grey
Eckhart Tolle Ulrich Leonard Tolle Author of The Power of Now
Ed McBain Evan Hunter, born as Salvatore A. Lombino
Edgar Box Gore Vidal
Edith Van Dyne L. Frank Baum
Edmond Dantès John Hughes 20th-century American screenwriter and director; used this name on later works
Edogawa Ranpo Tarō Hirai
Edward Charles Edward Charles Edmond Hemsted 20th-century British educator and author
Edward Fallon Robert Gregory Browne, J.D. Rhoades, Tim Tresslar, Will Graham, Rob Cornell, Allan Leverone Supernatural suspense series LINGER, written by multiple authors.
Edward Garrett Isabella Fyvie Mayo 19th-century Scottish poet, novelist
Edward Pygge Ian Hamilton, John Fuller, Clive James, Russell Davies
Edwin Caskoden Charles Major
Egor Don Eugene Gordon (writer) African-American journalist
Eleanor Kirk Eleanor Maria Easterbrook Ames 19th-century American writer
Eleanor Putnam Harriet Bates 19th-century American poet, novelist
Elena Ferrante unknown Italian novelist
Eleonore von Münster Eleonore von Grothaus 18th-century German writer
Elia Charles Lamb The pen name Lamb used as a contributor to The London Magazine.
Eliza Elizabeth Carter English poet, classicist, writer, translator, linguist, polymath
Elizabeth Peters Barbara Mertz
Ellen Burroughs Sophie Jewett American poet, translator, and professor
Ellery Queen Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee 20th-century detective fiction
Ellis Bell Emily Brontë
Ellis Peters Edith Pargeter
Elsa Triolet Elsa Kagan
Elsie J. Oxenham Elsie Jeanette Dunkerley
Em Kol Chai Chava Shapiro
Emanuel Morgan Witter Bynner Co-author of Spectra: A Book of Poetic Experiments
Émile Ajar Romain Gary French author; only author to win the Prix Goncourt twice, once under his real name, and once under his pen name
Emily Rodda Jennifer Rowe Australian children's fantasy author; published crime fiction for adults under her own name; also writes under the alias Mary-Ann Dickinson
Emma Lathen Mary Jane Latsis and Martha Henissart An economist/lawyer team write humorous banking mysteries with global scope
Enna Duval Anne Hampton Brewster
Eric Iverson Harry Turtledove
Erich Maria Remarque Erich Paul Remark
Erin Hunter Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, and Victoria Holmes Authors of the fantasy novel series Warriors
Erle Douglas Eliza D. Keith American educator, suffragist, journalist
Euphrosyne Julia Nyberg
E. V. Cunningham Howard Fast American novelist
Filia Ecclesia Mary Elizabeth Beauchamp British-born American educator, author
Flann O'Brien Brian O'Nolan
Floyd Bentley Sarah Dyer Hobart American poet, author
Ford Madox Ford Ford Hermann Hueffer Early 20th-century English novelist and poet
Francis Bennett Edwin Keppel Bennett
Franklin W. Dixon Leslie McFarlane 20th-century Canadian writer was the first of a variety of different authors to use this pen name for The Hardy Boys novels
Françoise Sagan Françoise Quoirez
Gabriela Mistral Lucila Godoy Alcayaga Chilean poet, educator, diplomat, and feminist who was the first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1945
Garda Carroll Jessica Mann
Geoffrey Crayon Washington Irving Used when publishing The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.
George Eliot Mary Ann Evans 19th-century English novelist
George Groth Martin Gardner Criticized Gardner's The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener
George Orwell Eric Arthur Blair 20th-century British author and essayist
George Sand Amandine Lucie Aurore Dupin 19th-century French novelist and early feminist
Georges Courteline Georges Victor Marcel Moinaux
Gérard de Nerval Gérard Labrunie 19th-century French poet, essayist and translator
Gerald Wiley Ronnie Barker
Grace Greenwood Sara Jane Lippincott American author, poet, correspondent, lecturer, newspaper founder
Graham R. Tomson Rosamund Marriott Watson British poet and critic
Grant Naylor Rob Grant and Doug Naylor Late 20th-century creators of the science fiction-sitcom, Red Dwarf
Guillaume Apollinaire Wilhelm Albert Włodzimierz Apolinary Kostrowicki 20th-century French poet, writer, and art critic
Gulzar Sampooran Singh Kalra Noted Indian poet, lyricist, director, and playwright, who works primarily in Hindi and Urdu languages
Gun Buster John Charles Austin and
Richard Campion Austin
Father and son team who wrote a series of books about British exploits in World War II
H.D. Hilda Doolittle 20th-century American imagist poet, novelist and memoirist
H.E. Sayeh Hushang Ebtehaj 20th-century Iranian poet (هوشنگ ابتهاج)
H.N. Turtletaub Harry Turtledove
H.T.C. Helen Taggart Clark American journalist, poet
Hajime Yatate various Pen name of Sunrise animation staff members
Hans Fallada Rudolf Wilhelm Friedrich Ditzen German writer
Hard Pan Geraldine Bonner
Harold Robbins Harold Rubin
Havank Hans van der Kallen
Henri Gordon Clara M. Brinkerhoff 19th-century British soprano and romance novelist
Henriett Seth F. Fajcsák Henrietta
Henriette Hardenberg Margarete Rosenberg
Henry Handel Richardson Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson Early 20th-century Australian author
Henry Wade Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, 6th Baronet British mystery writer (1887-1969)
Herblock Herbert Lawrence Block 20th-century political cartoonist
Hergé Georges Remi 20th-century Belgian cartoonist and creator of The Adventures of Tintin
Hero Strong Clara Augusta Jones Trask 19th-century American dime-novelist
Hugh Conway Frederick John Fargus
Humphrey Ploughjogger John Adams 2nd US President and Founding Father (1735-1826)
Hugh McDiarmid C M Grieve Scottish renaissance poet
Ian Maclaren Rev John Watson Scottish author and theologian
Ianthe Emma Catherine Embury 19th-century American author, poet
Ibn Warraq various Pen name has traditionally been adopted by dissident authors throughout the history of Islam, including a current writer from India
Iceberg Slim Robert Beck African American writer
Ilkka Remes Petri Pykälä 20th- and 21st-century Finnish writer
Ilya Ilf Ilya Arnoldovich Faynzilberg Soviet journalist and writer of Jewish origin
Inez Frances Laughton Mace 19th-century American poet
Ion Barbu Dan Barbilian 20th-century Romanian poet and mathematician
Iota Dorothy Ann Thrupp 19th-century British Psalmist, hymnwriter, translator
Irmari Rantamala Algot Untola 20th-century Finnish author
Irwin Shaw Irwin Shamforoff
Isak Dinesen Karen Blixen 20th-century Danish author of Out of Africa and Babette's Feast
Italo Svevo Aron Ettore Schmitz
Iyanla Vanzant Rhonda Eva Harris author, spiritual teacher, and television personality.
J. D. Robb Nora Roberts
J. I. Vatanen Algot Untola 20th-century Finnish author
J. K. Mayo William Watson Scottish author of spy thrillers
J. K. Rowling Joanne Rowling British author of the Harry Potter books
J. T. Jeanette Threlfall British hymnwriter, poet
Jack Kirby Jacob Kurtzberg Comic book pioneer
James Dillinger James Robert Baker
James Herriot James Alfred Wight 20th-century British writer
James S. A. Corey Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck Authors of science fiction series The Expanse
James Tiptree, Jr. Alice Bradley Sheldon 20th-century science fiction author[2]
Jane Somers Doris Lessing The Diaries of Jane Somers: The Diary of a Good Neighbor and If The Old Could
Janet Grant Mary Catherine Crowley American writer
Janez Janša (visual artist),
Janez Janša (director),
and Janez Janša (performance artist)
various Pen name used by three contemporary artists who changed their names in 2007[3] to the name of the Slovenian right-wing politician
Jay Livingston Jacob Harold Levison
Jean Kincaid Estelle M. H. Merrill American journalist, editor
Jean Paul Johann Paul Friedrich Richter
Jean Plaidy Eleanor Hibbert
Jean Ray Raymundus Joannes de Kremer
Jemyma Marietta Holley American humorist
Jeremy Bishop Jeremy Robinson
Jin Yong Louis Cha Leung-yung 20th-century Chinese-language novelist
Joan Ure Elizabeth Thoms Clark Scottish poet and playwright
Joe Hill Joseph Hillstrom King
Johann Joachim Sautscheck Roman Turovsky-Savchuk
Johannes de silentio Søren Kierkegaard
Johannes Vares Barbarus Johannes Vares
John Beynon John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris
John Christopher Samuel Youd
John Hill Dean Koontz
John Lange Michael Crichton 20th-century science fiction author
John le Carré David John Moore Cornwell 20th-century British writer
John Sedges Pearl S. Buck Author of "The Townsman"
John Wyndham John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris Post-apocalyptic British science fiction writer
Johny Hunt Margaret Hunt Brisbane American poet
Jonathan Oldstyle Washington Irving Author of Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent.
Joseph Conrad Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski 20th-century Polish-British author
Joseph Howard Paul Rudnick Screenwriting credit for Sister Act; he refused to have his real name associated with it
Josephine Tey Elizabeth MacKintosh 20th-century British writer, who also used the pseudonym "Gordon Daviot"
Judith Jorgenson Ella Hamilton Durley late 19th/early 20th-c American educator, newspaper editor, journalis6
Juhani Tervapää Hella Wuolijoki 20th-century Estonian-born Finnish writer
Julia Quinn Julia Pottinger
Julien Gordon Julia Cruger American novelist
K. Hardesh Clement Greenberg 20th-century American art critic
K. R. Dwyer Dean Koontz
Kate Elliott Alis A. Rasmussen 20th/21st-century fantasy author
Ka-Tsetnik 135633 Yehiel De-Nur
Kennilworthy Whisp Joanne Rowling (J. K. Rowling) Used for the publication of Quidditch Through the Ages, from the Harry Potter universe
Kir Bulychov Igor Vsevolodovich Mozheiko (Игорь Всеволодович Можейко) 20th-century Russian science fiction writer and historian
Korney Chukovsky Nikolay Vasilyevich Korneychukov
Kozma Prutkov Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Aleksey Zhemchuzhnikov, and two others Collective name who published in Sovremennik during 1836–1866
Kurban Said disputed Author of Ali and Nino, a novel originally published in 1937
L. H. S. Lucinda Hinsdale Stone 19th-century American feminist, educator, traveler, writer, philanthropist
Lauren Kelly Joyce Carol Oates Author of Blood Mask, The Stolen Heart, and Take Me, Take Me With You
Lazlo Toth Don Novello Author of the satiric The Lazlo Letters and other books; the name was taken from that of a deranged Hungarian-born Australian man named Laszlo Toth who vandalized Michelangelo's statue Pieta in Rome
Leigh Nichols Dean Koontz
Lemony Snicket Daniel Handler Author of A Series of Unfortunate Events
Lena Mary Torrans Lathrap 19th-century American poet, preacher, suffragist, social reformer
Lenora Lou Singletary Bedford 19th-century American poet, author, editor
Leslie Charteris Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin Half-Chinese, half-English author of primarily mystery fiction such as the Simon Templar series
Lester del Rey Leonard Knapp American science fiction author and editor
Lewis Allan Abel Meeropol
Lewis Carroll Charles Lutwidge Dodgson 19th-century British author, mathematician, Anglican clergyman, logician, and amateur photographer, author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Padgett Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore American husband and wife science fiction authors
Lewis Grassic Gibbon James Leslie Mitchell 20th-century Scottish novelist
Lewtrah Mary Hartwell Catherwood 19th century American writer
Liisan-Antti ja Jussi Porilainen Algot Untola 20th-century Finnish author
L'Inconnue Lucy Virginia French 19th-century American author
Lizzie M. Boynton Elizabeth Boynton Harbert 19th-century American author, lecturer, reformer philanthropist
Lobsang Rampa Cyril Henry Hoskin The author of The Third Eye, a supposedly authentic autobiography of a monk born in Tibet, was unmasked as a British plumber who had decided in 1958 to write the bestseller.
Lorenzo Da Ponte Emmanuele Conegliano
Louis-Ferdinand Céline Louis-Ferdinand Destouches
Louis Hammond Willis Louise Hammond Willis Snead American writer, lecturer, artist
Lu Xun Zhou Shuren 20th-century Chinese writer and cultural critic
Lucile Lucinda Barbour Helm American author, editor, women's religious activist
Lucrece Cora Linn Daniels American author
Luisa Cappiani Luisa Kapp-Young Austrian soprano, musical educator, essayist
Lydia Koidula Lydia Emilie Florentine Jannsen
M. Barnard Eldershaw Marjorie Barnard and Flora Eldershaw
Maarten Maartens Jozua Marius Willem van der Poorten Schwartz
Mabel Percy Mary R. P. Hatch 19th-century American writer
Maddox George Ouzounian American author known for his website The Best Page in the Universe
Mackenzi Lee MacKenzie Van Engelenhoven American young adult fantasy author
Madeleine Brent Peter O'Donnell
Maiju Lassila Algot Untola 20th-century Finnish author
Maironis Jonas Mačiulis
Mao Dun Shen Dehong 20th-century Chinese novelist, cultural critic, and journalist
Margaret Allston Anna Farquhar Bergengren American writer, editor
Margaret Vandegrift Margaret Thomson Janvier American poet and children's book writer
Marguerite Jessie Margaret King 19th-century Scottish essayist, journalist, poet
Marion Howard Marion Howard Brazier American journalist, author
Mark Brandis Nikolai von Michalewsky
Mark Twain Samuel Langhorne Clemens 19th-century American humorist, author, and lecturer
Martha Careful Benjamin Franklin
Marton Taiga Martti Löfberg 20th-century Finnish pulp writer, who also used several other pseudonyms
Mary Hartwell Mary Hartwell Catherwood 19th century American writer
Mary Westmacott Agatha Christie 20th-century British writer
Matthew Bramble Andrew Macdonald Scottish clergyman, poet and playwright
Max Stirner Johann Kaspar Schmidt 19th-century German philosopher
Maxwell Grant Primarily Walter B. Gibson, shared with Theodore Tinsley, Bruce Elliott and Lester Dent Author of The Shadow pulp novellas
Mencius Moldbug Curtis Yarvin 21st-century political theorist
Mercedes Katherine Eleanor Conway Editor-in-chief of The Pilot
Michael Arlen Dikran Kuyumjian
Michael Innes J. I. M. Stewart
Michael Serafian Malachi Martin
Migjeni Millosh Gjergj Nikolla 20th-century Albanian poet
Minnie C. Ballard Mary Canfield Ballard 19th-century American poet, hymnwriter
Minnie Mary Lee Julia A. A. Wood 19th-century American author
Miss Manners Judith Martin Author, columnist, and etiquette authority
Mizpah Mildred Amanda Baker Bonham 19th-century American traveler and journalist
Molière Jean Baptiste Poquelin 17th-century French theatre writer, director and actor, and writer of comic satire
Mr. Blackwell Richard Sylvan Selzer Fashion critic, journalist, creator of annual "Ten Worst Dressed Women List". Also used the alias "Richard Blackwell".
Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller Mittie Frances Clarke Point American dime-novelist
Mrs. Alfred Barnard Frances Catherine Barnard 19th-century English writer, poet, playwright
Mrs. Clarissa Packard Caroline Howard Gilman 19th-century American author
Mrs. E. Burke Collins Emma Augusta Sharkey 19th-century American dime novelist
Mrs. J. T. Gracey Annie Ryder Gracey American writer, missionary
Mrs. James Gray Mary Ann Browne British poet, writer of musical scores
Mrs. Madeline Leslie Harriette Newell Woods Baker 19th-century American novelist, religious writer
Mrs. William Starr Dana Frances Theodora Parsons 19th-century American nature writer
Multatuli Eduard Douwes Dekker Dutch writer known for his satirical novel, Max Havelaar (1860)
Murray Leinster William Fitzgerald Jenkins 20th-century science fiction author
N. W. Clerk C. S. Lewis Used when publishing A Grief Observed
Nancy Boyd Edna St. Vincent Millay
Natsume Sōseki Natsume Kinnosuke Early 20th-century Japanese novelist
Nellie A. Mann Helen Adelia Manville 19th-century American poet, litterateur
Newt Scamander Joanne Rowling (J. K. Rowling) Used for the publication of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, from the Harry Potter universe
Nicci French Nicci Gerard and Sean French British crime fiction team
Nicolas Blake Cecil Day-Lewis Poet Laureate of the U.K., 20 mysteries written as Nicolas Blake
Nicolas Bourbaki various A group of mainly French 20th-century mathematicians
Nina Gray Clarke Mary H. Gray Clarke 19th-century American author, correspondent, poet
Nino Culotta John O'Grady Australian writer
Nisa Nicola Salerno Italian lyricist
Novalis Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg
O. Henry William Sydney Porter American author of short stories and novels
Ogdred Weary Edward Gorey
Olive Thorne Harriet Mann Miller American author, naturalist, ornithologist
Omer Tarin Omar Salim Khan Pakistani poet, scholar and Sufi mystic
Onoto Watanna Winnifred Eaton Canadian author
Ouida Marie Louise de la Ramée 19th-century English novelist
Owen West Dean Koontz
P. L. Travers Helen Goff Writer of the Mary Poppins series
P. Mustapää Martti Haavio 20th-century Finnish poet
Pablo Neruda Ricardo Eliecer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto 20th-century Chilean poet, Nobel laureate
Pat Frank Harry Hart Frank 20th-century author of the apocalyptic novel Alas, Babylon
Patience Strong Winifred Emma May 20th-century English poet
Paul Annixter Howard Allison Sturtzel
Paul Celan Paul Antschel
Paul Éluard Eugène Grindel 20th-century French Dada and Surrealist poet
Paul French Isaac Asimov U.S. science fiction author, when publishing the Lucky Starr series of novels
Paul Veronique Elizabeth Marney Conner 19th-century American writer, founder of the Buffalo School of Elocution
Pauline Periwinkle S. Isadore Miner American journalist, poet, teacher, feminist
Pauline Réage Anne Desclos 20th-century French author and critic who wrote Story of O
Perez Hilton Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr. Celebrity blogger and gossip columnist
Peter Gast Heinrich Köselitz
Peter MacAlan Peter Berresford Ellis 20th-century British novelist
Peter Tremayne Peter Berresford Ellis 20th-century British novelist
Peter Warlock Philip Arnold Heseltine 20th-century British composer
Petresia Peters Julia Carter Aldrich American author
Peyo Pierre Culliford 20th-century creator of The Smurfs comics
Philemon Betsy Perk Dutch author, a pioneer of the Dutch women's movement
Philip Guston Phillip Goldstein
Pierre Delecto Mitt Romney American politician and businessman
Pierre Loti Louis Marie Julien Viaud
Piers Anthony Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob
Pisanus Fraxi Henry Spencer Ashbee 19th-century book collector, writer, bibliographer, and author of a three-volume bibliography of erotic literature
Pittacus Lore James Frey, Jobie Hughes, and Greg Boose Authors of the Lorien Legacies series; Pittacus Lore is also a character in the series
Polly Baker Benjamin Franklin
Premchand Dhanpat Rai Srivastav An Indian author, notable for his modern Hindustani literature
Publius Decius Mus Michael Anton 21st-century American conservative
Professor X unknown 21st-century author of In the Basement of the Ivory Tower
Pseudonymous Bosch Raphael Simon Author of The Secret Series, fictional children's books
Q Arthur Quiller-Couch Late 19th- and early 20th-century British author, poet, and literary critic
Quinn Fawcett Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and
Bill Fawcett
American mystery authors
Raccoona Sheldon Alice Bradley Sheldon 20th-century science fiction author
Rachel Bach Rachel Aaron American science fiction author
Refugitta Constance Cary Harrison American writer
Rehmat Farrukhabadi Muhammad Rehmatullah Qureshi Author and Muslim scholar
Rhys Bowen Janet Quin-Harkin British mystery writer
Richard Bachman Stephen King Contemporary American horror author
Richard Hackstaff Lurana W. Sheldon American novelist, poet, lecturer, editor
Richard Leander Richard von Volkmann
Richard Paige Dean Koontz
Richard Saunders Benjamin Franklin The "Poor Richard" of Poor Richard's Almanac
Richard Stark Donald E. Westlake Westlake used many other pen names as well.
Robert Galbraith Joanne Rowling (J. K. Rowling) Used for the publication of The Cuckoo's Calling
Robert Garioch Robert Garioch Sutherland 20th century Scots poet
Robert Jordan James Oliver Rigney, Jr. Author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time fantasy series
Robert Markham Kingsley Amis
Robert Tressell Robert Croker
Robert O. Saber Milton K. Ozaki Mid-20th-century journalist, author and detective novelist (Dressed to Kill (1954) and many others)
Robin A Hood Ernest Aris
Robin Hobb Margaret Astrid Lindholm Ogden 20th-century fantasy author; also published under the pen name Megan Lindholm
Roger Fairbairn John Dickson Carr
Romain Gary Romain Kacew
Rosamond Smith Joyce Carol Oates Novels include Nemesis, Lives of the Twins, Soul Mate, Starr Bright Will Be With You Soon, The Barrens, Snake Eyes, You Can't Catch Me, Kindred Passions, and Double Delight.
Rosemary Edghill eluki bes shahar American writer and editor of science fiction and fantasy
Ross Franklyn Frank Hardy Left-wing Australian writer best known for his novel Power Without Glory
Rushworth Armytage Rosamund Marriott Watson British poet and critic
Ruth Ogden Fannie Ogden Ide American children's book author
S. E. Hinton Susan Eloise Hinton Author of The Outsiders and That Was Then... This Is Now
S. S. Van Dine Willard Huntington Wright Art critic and author of Philo Vance mysteries
Saint-John Perse Alexis Saint-Léger Léger
Saki Hector Hugh Munro Early 20th-century British satirist
Sallie M. Bryan Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt 19th-century American poet
Salomėja Nėris Salomėja Bučinskaitė-Bučienė
Salonina Francesca Anna Canfield Early 19th-century American linguist, poet, translator
Samantha Spriggins Helen Maud Merrill 19th-century American litterateur and poet
Sannois Camille Saint-Saëns
Sapper H. C. McNeile
Sapphire Ramona Lofton 21st-century African-American poet and author
Sadie Sensible Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney also "Julia", "Minnie May," "Frank Fisher," "Minister's Wife", "Rev. Peter Benson's Daughter"; American educator, poet
Shahriar Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar Iranian poet, writing in Persian and Azerbaijani
Shawn Haigins Ashwin Sanghi Indian writer of historical fiction thrillers including The Rozabal Line and Chanakya's Chant (Shawn Haigins is an anagram of Ashwin Sanghi)
Sidney Sheldon Sidney Schechtel Novelist and television producer. Created I Dream of Jeannie television series
Silence Dogood Benjamin Franklin Used to get his work published
Sister Nivedita Margaret Elizabeth Noble
Sjón Sigurjón Birgir Sigurðsson Icelandic novelist, poet, lyricist
Stan Lee Stanley Martin Lieber Comic book pioneer
Steele Rudd Arthur Hoey Davis
Stefan Brockhoff Dieter Cunz, Richard Plant, Oskar Seidlin
Stein Riverton Sven Elvestad Born as Kristoffer Elvestad Svendsen
Stendhal Marie-Henri Beyle 19th-century French writer
Student William Sealy Gosset Discoverer of Student's t-distribution in statistics
Sue Denim Dav Pilkey Writer and illustrator of the Captain Underpants children's book series, when author of the Dumb Bunnies books (Sue Denim is a parody of the word pseudonym)
Sujatha Sujatha Rangarajan Tamil writer, engineer/scientist
Sui Sin Far Edith Maude Eaton
T. H. Lain Philip Athans and Bruce Cordell A collective pseudonym used by nine separate authors writing Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons & Dragons novels
T. M. Maple Jim Burke
Ted L. Nancy Barry Marder and Bruce Baum Authors of the Letters from a Nut series
Theo LeSieg Theo Geisel (Dr. Seuss)
Theodosia Anne Steele English hymnwriter, essayist
Thoinot Arbeau Jehan Tabourot
Tiger Lily Lillie Devereux Blake American suffragist, reformer, writer
Timothy Shy D. B. Wyndham Lewis 20th-century British poet and author, collaborated with Ronald Searle on The Terror of St Trinian's
Tite Kubo Noriaki Kubo Manga artist of Bleach
Toegye Yi Hwang 16th-century Korean Confucian scholar
Tom Tomorrow Dan Perkins 20th-century editorial cartoonist
Tori Carrington Tony Karayianni and Lori Schlachter Karayianni American husband and wife romance novelists
Trevanian Rodney William Whitaker 20th-century American spy novelist
Tristan Tzara Sami Rosenstock
Tudor Arghezi Ion N. Theodorescu 20th-century Romanian poet and children's author
Uanhenga Xitu Agostinho André Mendes de Carvalho
Umberto Saba Umberto Poli
Uriah Fuller Martin Gardner Wrote Confessions of a Psychic
Väinö Stenberg Algot Untola 20th-century Finnish author
Vazha Luka Razikashvili
Vera Haij Tove Jansson Author of the picture book Sara och Pelle och näckens bläckfiskar
Véra Tsaritsyn Gertrude Elizabeth Blood Journalist, author, playwright, and editor; Queen Victoria's daughter
Vercors Jean Bruller
Vernon Sullivan Boris Vian
Víctor Català Caterina Albert Author of Solitud (Solitude) (1905)
Victoria Lucas Sylvia Plath Poet and author of The Bell Jar
Vladimir Sirin Vladimir Nabokov 20th-century novelist; used this name on early works
Viola Laura M. Hawley Thurston 19th-century American poet, teacher
Voltaire François-Marie Arouet 18th-century French Enlightenment writer, deist and philosopher
Walter Ericson Howard Fast American Novelist
W. N. P. Barbellion Bruce Frederick Cummings 20th-century diarist
Walter Henry Spencer Ashbee 19th-century book collector, writer, bibliographer, and suspected author of My Secret Life, the sexual memoirs of a Victorian era gentleman
Wang Shiwei (王實味) Wang Sidao (王思禱) 20th-century Chinese journalist and literary writer
William Lee William S. Burroughs American novelist, short story writer, essayist and spoken word performer.
William Penn Jeremiah Evarts 19th-century activist against Indian removal
Willibald Alexis Georg Wilhelm Heinrich Haring
Winnie Woodbine Esther Saville Allen 19th-century American author
Winnie Rover Mary Catherine Chase 19th-century American Catholic nun and writer
Wiz Khalifa Cameron Jibril Thomaz African American rap artist
Woody Allen Allen Stewart Konigsberg
Y. L. E. Mary Whitwell Hale 19th-century American teacher, hymnwriter
Yevgeny Petrov Yevgeniy Petrovich Kataev
Yukio Mishima Kimitake Hiraoka 20th-century Japanese novelist, essayist, and playwright
Yulgok Yi I 16th-century Korean Confucian scholar
Zena Clifton Lillian Rozell Messenger American poet
Zig Eliza Archard Conner American journalist, lecturer, feminist

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  1. ^ "A gem from the Man Without a Spleen". The Guardian. London.
  2. ^ Arthur B., Evans; et al., eds. (2010). The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press. p. 516. ISBN 9780819569554.
  3. ^ Webpage about the official name change "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 17, 2015. Retrieved 2012-07-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)