Pseudonym or Real Name?

Writers take on pseudonyms for all sorts of reasons. Some want to hide their literary identities while pursuing other careers, while others just want the freedom to write without having their output linked back to their real names. How well can you tell pseudonyms apart from given names? Take our quiz to find out.

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English great George Orwell

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The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown

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Comics legend Stan Lee

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Spy novelist John le Carre

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Thriller writer John Sandford

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Catch-22 author Joseph Heller

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Poet Pablo Neruda

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British comic novelist Evelyn Waugh

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Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger

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Advice columnist Ann Landers

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