Saturday, April 7, 2012

10 Odd Stories Behind Famous Authors’ Nom de Plumes

Kim Parker writes a piece on author pen names for Flavorwire.

"Pen names speckle literary history and our modern bookshelves. If you own anything by George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, or George Eliot, you own a piece of the epic chronicle of pseudonyms. Authors change their names for many reasons, but historically, one of the strongest reasons to use a pen name was to hide your lady bits. Back in the day, women writers were forced to use male pseudonyms."

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