JK Rowlings secret identity revealed: 6 authors who've used pseudonyms

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After JK Rowling was outed as a secret crime writer, we explore other famous pen names...

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We we're shocked to discover that Harry Potter author JK Rowling had written a secret crime novel under the pen name Robert Galbraith, but she's not the first author to create a fake persona.

We can understand why JK Rowling chose to change her name though - every move the woman makes is scrutinised by the media and her latest work was heavily compared to Harry Potter (even though it was nothing like Harry Potter!).

Take a look at our gallery of six other authors who've adapted (or completely changed) their names to write successful novels...



What do you think? Is writing under a pseudonym a good idea?

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