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Do You Know Which Authors Hid Behind These Pseudonyms?

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    J.K. Rowling

    Robert Galbraith is J.K. Rowling's pseudonym. After the Harry Potter series ended, she wanted to write crime fiction but wasn't sure how the fans of HP would react!

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    Stephen King

    After King published his first book, he had to convince his publishers to put out more of his books under a pseudonym because it was unusual in those days for an author to release more than one book per year!

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    José Martínez Ruiz

    Azorín was the pseudonym of the renowned Spanish author, José Martínez Ruiz.

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    Félix Rubén García Sarmiento

    This Nicaraguan poet initiated the Spanish-American literary movement known as modernismo.

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    Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto

    He eventually changed his pseudonym, Pablo Neruda, to his legal name.

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    The Brontë sisters

    Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë were poets in the 1840s who adopted traditionally masculine names to avoid discrimination.

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    Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

    Edgar Cuthwellis, Edgar U. C. Westhill, and Louis Carroll were other pseudonyms his editor suggested!

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    Michael Crichton

    He used the pseudonym because he was in medical school and didn't want his future patients to worry that he'd put them in his books.

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    Daniel Handler

    Lemony Snicket started as a fake name Daniel Handler gave to right-wing organizations when doing research for his first book, The Big Eight.

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    Charles Dickens

    Dickens' first writings were sketches that were attributed to the mysterious Boz.

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