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13 Author Pseudonyms You Might Not Have Known

Pseudonyms are often used to protect identities, to get work published, or to write satire. As lovers of knowledge, we strive to constantly add to our list of useless and useful information. We pride ourselves on little bits of knowledge we can share with others, especially when it can be used for trivia… To add to the list of interesting things we know, here are 13 pseudonyms used by authors we all know and love! 

1) Benjamin Franklin

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Pseudonym: Mrs. Silence Dogood

 

2) Agatha Christie

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Pseudonym: Mary Westmacott 

 

3) C.S. Lewis

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Pseudonym: Clive Hamilton and N.W. Clerk

 

4) Eric Arthur Blair

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Pseudonym: George Orwell 

 

5) Stephen King

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Pseudonym: Richard Bachman 

 

6) Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

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Pseudonym: Lewis Carroll 

 

7) Theodor Seuss Geisel 

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Pseudonym: Dr. Seuss

 

8) Samuel Langhorne Clemens

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Pseudonym: Mark Twain 

 

9) Daniel Handler

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Pseudonym: Lemony Snicket

 

10) Marguerite Annie Johnson  

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Pseudonym: Maya Angelou 

 

11) Ricardo Neftalí Reyes Basoalto

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Pseudonym: Pablo Neruda

 

12) Joanne Rowling 

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Pseudonym: J.K. Rowling, Robert Galbraith 

 

13) Anne, Charlotte, and Emily Brontë 

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Pseudonym: Acton, Currer, and Ellis Bell 

 

  

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