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QUIZ: Can You Identify The Author by Their Pen Name?

Writers sometimes use pen names. This could be because 1) they’re writing something radical under a totalitarian regime, 2) they’re a woman living in 18th-century England, or 3) they wish to write their 100,000-word Sonic the Hedgehog fanfiction under the cover of relative anonymity.

Whatever the reason, authors aren’t always straight-up with us about who they are. How many of their real identities can you suss out?

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