Famous Author Pen Names

Writers sometimes use pen names (a pseudonym) when they publish their works. Can you name all of the pen names for these classic and modern authors?
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Last updated: November 19, 2020
First submittedNovember 17, 2020
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Given Name
Pen Name
Louisa May Alcott
A. M. Barnard
Anne Brontë
Acton Bell
François Rabelais
Alcofribas Nasier
Juliet Marion Hulme
Anne Perry
John Anthony Burgess Wilson
Anthony Burgess
Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum
Ayn Rand
Charles Dickens
Judith Rumelt Lewis
Cassandra Clare
Cecil Louis Troughton Smith
Cecil Scott "C. S." Forester
Clive Staples "C. S." Lewis
Clive Hamilton; N. W. Clerk
Charlotte Brontë
Currer Bell
Daniel Foe
Daniel Defoe
Ray Bradbury
Douglas Spaulding
Theodor Seuss Geisel
Dr. Seuss
Erika Leonard (born Mitchell)
E. L. James
Emily Brontë
Ellis Bell
Ford Hermann Hueffer
Ford Madox Ford
Mary Ann Evans
George Eliot
Eric Arthur Blair
George Orwell
Joanne Rowling
J. K. Rowling; Robert Galbraith
Given Name
Pen Name
David John Moore Cornwell
John le Carré
Washington Irving
Jonathan Oldstyle; Diedrich Knickerbocker; Geoffrey Crayon
Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski
Joseph Conrad
Elizabeth MacKintosh
Josephine Tey
Daniel Handler
Lemony Snicket
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Lewis Carroll
Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Mark Twain
Agatha Christie
Mary Westmacott
Jean Baptiste Poquelin
Cecil Day-Lewis
Nicholas Blake
William Sydney Porter
O. Henry
Stephen King
Richard Bachman
James Oliver Rigney, Jr.
Robert Jordan
Susan Eloise Hinton
S. E. Hinton
Hector Hugh Munro
Stanley Martin Lieber
Stan Lee
Marie-Henri Beyle
Sylvia Plath
Victoria Lucas
François-Marie Arouet
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