A pseudonym, also known as a pen name or a nom de plume, is a different name that an author chooses to use as the name under which his or her writing is published. There are multiple reasons for the use of a pseudonym. In some cases, the writer could get into social or political trouble because of the content of his or her works. A writer who is well known for one type of writing may wish to launch into a different genre without carrying the baggage of expectations people have based on the authors previous works.

To see some of the articles about authors with pseudonyms, go to the Category:Pseudonyms.

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