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Subject: Noms de plume list
Date Posted: 10/19/2012 6:26 PM ET
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I do not present this list as 'complete', but I hope it will be helpful to those giving consideration to the Noms de Plume category in the 2013 Reading Challenge.

Dr. Seuss

Stephen King

J.K. Rowling

Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell

Pablo Neruda

William Makepeace Thackeray


Silence Dogood

William Sydney Porter

 Mark Twain

 Lewis Carroll

George Orwell


Ayn Rand

A.M. Barnard


Françoise Quoirez

George Eliot

Joseph Conrad

C.S. Lewis

Anatole France

George Sand

Irwin Shaw

Lemony Snicket


Toni Morrison

Victoria Lucas

Jane Somers

Maxim Gorky


Josephine Tey

Joyce Carol Oates

Agatha Christie

Isak Dinesen


Yukio Mishima

Pearl Buck



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Date Posted: 10/20/2012 1:08 AM ET
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Wait- Stephen King, J.K. Rowling and Agatha Christie are pen names?

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Date Posted: 10/20/2012 3:35 AM ET
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I believe Bonnie's list includes pen names and also authors who have written under more than one name.  For example, Joyce Carol Oates wrote several books under the name Rosamund Smith.


Date Posted: 10/20/2012 6:33 PM ET
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Yes, spiders---Stephen King aka Richard Bachmann; J.K. Rowling aka Joanna Rowling (awright, maybe this one shouldn't count); and Agatha Christie aka Mary Westmacott.

Obsessed:  Right you are---besides Rosamund Smith, try "Lauren Kelly".

I suspected some of you would have some fun with this little slug of book info . . . .

Date Posted: 10/20/2012 7:53 PM ET
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Oh gotcha, so you listed the author's real name but they have books published under a pen name.  But I don't think J.K. Rowling should count unless J.R.R. Tolkien, E.M. Forrester, J.S. leFanu, George R. R. Martin etc also count.

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Date Posted: 9/16/2013 8:08 AM ET
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Ed McBain = Evan Hunter

Ruth Rendel = Barbara Vine

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Date Posted: 9/18/2013 1:53 PM ET
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J.K. Rowling did write The Cuckoo's Calling which is suposes to be the start of a Mystery series under the name Robert Galbraith  So I'd say she counts.