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Monday, October 25, 2021

130 Pen Names of Writers in English Literature

There have been many major writers, critics, painters, illustrators, and engravers who have employed pen names for their literary works in English literature. Many English writers have used pen names in order to hide their real identity so that,  they could produce their literary works under pseudonyms or a pen names. A few writers adapted pen names on purpose. Here is a list of pen names and real names of writers and literary artists which would be useful for the student for the competitive exams and the reader who will find these pen names interesting and entertaining. 


Pen Names of Writers in English Literature
Pen Names of Writers in English Literature


List of Pen Names of Great Writers 

Sr. no

Real Name

Pen Name

1

Anne Winchilsea

Ardelia

2

Elizabeth Rowe

Philomela

3

Anne Steele

Theodosia

4

Elizabeth Penrose

Mrs. Markham

5

Hannah Cowley

Anna Matilda

6

Mary Ann Evans

George Eliot

7

Anne Bronte

Acton Bell

8

Emily Bronte

Ellis Bell

9

Charlotte Bronte

Currer Bell

10

Mary Louisa Molesworth

Ennis Graham

11

Katharine Bradley and Edith Cooper

Michael Field

 

12

Katharine Bradley

Arran Leigh

13

Eleanor Fenn

Anna Matilda and Mrs. Teachwell

14

Emily Eden

‘E.E.’

15

Caroline Clive

‘V’

16

Agatha Christi

Mary Westmacott

17

Gwyneth Jones

Ann Halam

18

Molly Keane

M.J. Farrell

19

Doris Lessing

Jane Sommers

20

Mary Challans

Mary Renault

21

Hilda Doolittle

‘H.D.’

22

Ruth Rendel

Barbara Vine

23

Ethel Richardson

Henry Handel Richardson

24

Aurore Dupin

George Sand

25

Sarah Smith

Hesba Stretton

26

Alice Sheldon

Tiptree

27

Cherry Grimm

Cherry Wilder

28

Jane Wilde

Speranza

29

Edith Harper

Anna Wicham

30

Anna Gorenko

Anna Akhmatova

31

Cecily Fairfield

Dame Rebecca West

32

Katharine Burdekin

Murray Constantine

33

Agatha Webster

Cecil Home

34

Winifred Ellerman

Bryher

35

William Makepeace Thackeray

Michael Angelo Titmarsh

36

Christopher Smart

Mrs. Midnight

37

James Thomson

Bysshe Vanolis

38

Jacques-Anatole Francois Thibault

Anatole France

39

John Galsworthy

John Sinjohn

40

Peter Fleming

Strix

41

Arthur Quiller-Couch

‘Q’

42

Cecil Day Lewis

Nicholas Blake

43

Charles Dickens

Boz

44

Robertson Davies

Samuel Marchbanks

45

Douglas W. Jerrold

“Q”

46

Jack Yeats

‘W’

47

John Wolcot

Peter Pindar

48

Edward William

 Iolo Marganwg

49

Ali Ahmad Said

Adonis

50

Henry Brooks Adams

Frances Snow Compton

51

William Hale White

Mark Rutherford

52

Conrad Potter Aiken

Samuel Jeake, Jr.

53

Anthony Burgess

Joseph Kell

54

Robert William Buchanan

Thomas Maitland

55

Hablot Knight Brown

Phiz

56

George Douglas Brown

Kennedy King

57

Osborne Henry Mavor

James Bridie

58

Edward Bradley

Cuthbert Bede

59

Charles Dodgson

Lewis Carroll

60

Charles Bradlaugh

Iconoclast

61

W. E. Aytoun and Theodore Martin

Bon Gaultier

62

John Banville

Benjamin Black

63

Kingsley Amis

Robert Markham

64

Thomas Guthrie

F. Anstey

65

John Middleton Murray, Jr.

Richard Cowper and Collin Murray

66

Brian Procter

Barry Cornwall

67

Cyril Connolly

Palinurus

68

Paul Auster

Paul Benjamin

69

Cecil Mercer

Dornford Yates

70

Eric Arthur Blair

George Orwell

71

Jeremy Prynne

Pu-Ling-en

72

Daniel Nathan and Manford Lepofsky

Ellery Queen

73

Johan Paul Richter

Jean Paul

74

Hector Hugh Munroe

Saki

75

Herman McNeile

Sapper

76

Ricardo Eliecer Neftali Reyes Bosoalto

Pablo Neruda

77

Sean O’Casey

Sean O’Cathasaigh

78

Michael O’Donovan

Frank O’Connor

79

Francois-Marie Arouet

Voltaire

80

Philip Klass

William Tenn

81

Edward Thomas

Edward Eastway

82

Peter Paterson

Peter Terson

83

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Mark Twain

84

James Kenneth Stephen

J.K.S

85

Kenneth Millar

Ross MacDonald

86

Christopher Grieve

Hugh MacDiarmid

87

Francis Mahony

Father Prout

88

William Maginn

Morgan O’Doherty

89

Louis MacNeice

Louis Malone

90

William Sharp

Fiona Macleod

91

Robert Merry

Della Crusca

92

Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton

Owen Meredith

93

Andre Maurois

Emile Herzog

94

Theodore Martin

Bon Gaultier

95

John Marston

Kinsayder

96

Alberto Moravia

Alberto Pincherie

97

Thomas Moore

Thomas Little

98

David Moir

∆: ‘Delta’

99

Harry Frank

Pat Frank

100

Theophilo Folengo

Merlin Coccai

101

Jean Poquelin

Moliere

102

James Mitchell

Lewis Gibbon

103

Henry Yorke

Henry Green

104

George Griffith-Jones

George Griffith

105

Paul Barnett

John Grant

106

Joan Marshall Kelsey

John Grant

107

Sidney Luska

Henry Harland

108

Friedrich Hardenberg

Novalis

109

James Oliver Rigney, Jr.

Robert Jordan

110

Anthony Hawkins

Anthony Hope

111

Walter de la Mare

Walter Ramal

112

Patrick Delany

J.R.

113

Leonard Knapp

Lester Del Rey

114

John Innes Mackintosh Stewart

Michael Innes

115

Bruce Frederick Cummings

W.N.P. Barbellion

116

Allen Curnow

Whim Wham

117

Gary Armstrong

Robert Edric

118

Derek Lindsay

A.E. Ellis

119

Howard Melvin Fast

E.V. Cunningham

120

John Campbell

Don Stuart

121

Edward Cave

Sylvanus Urban

122

Paul Anschel

Paul Celan

123

George William Russell

‘Æ’

124

Nathan Weinstein

Nathanael West

125

Gore Vidal

Edgar Box

126

John Warren

George Preston and William Lancaster

127

Charles Ferrar

Artemas Ward

128

Henry Beyle

Stendhal

129

Kenneth Bird

Fougasse

130

Washington Irving

Jonathan Oldstyle, Diedrich

131

Charles Maturin

Dennis Jasper Murphy

132

Robert Weidmann

Penini, or Pen

133

James Boswell

The Hypochondrick

134

Dion Baucicault

Lee Morton

135 

Charles Stuart Calverley 

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