One of my favorite childhood authors - Taylor Caldwell, IF I remember correctly was a female who chose a male name.
Any other examples?
Is this deception or just good branding?
Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote under a man's name, and so did Agatha Christie, who wrote under another woman's name for a more religious fiction. In the early years of publishing in the US, women were not seen as intelligent enough to put quill to hide and come up with anything worth reading. J.A. Jance, is a woman, and I thought she was a man for a long time.
I can do the reverse. Female pen name, male author.
Bonoful - Balai Chand Mukhapaddhay.
Onila debi- Sharat Chanda Chatyapaddhay
George Eliot, pen name of Mary Ann Evans (1819–1880), English novelist, one of my favorite author!
Jane Austen wrote under name of "lady", the point is many great writer wrote under pen name, just like people do now. Good thread.
The best example I can think of is Karen Blixen's Out of Africa it was originally published under the pen name Isak Dinesen.
I don't see it as deception. most writers have good reasoning behind their pen names. some early 19th century female writers would use male names because of the prejudices against female writers at the time.
Jane Austin had to as well. I don't recall what that was though.
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