April 3, 2009

Trivia: Pen Names

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In my entry about book titles that would make good band names, I included The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles and pointed out that the author, “Julie Edwards,” is actually famed actress Julie Andrews. What I didn’t know is that Julie Andrews is married to director Blake Edwards — hence her choice of pen name.

How did I find this out? Through a comment left by user Erik. (See? We really do read your comments, so keep ‘em coming!)

Following Erik’s lead, I’ve got some more pen name trivia for you. Match the pen name to the real author name, below. (HINT: For one of these pairs, you’ll definitely be more familiar with the real name than the pen name!)

Pen Names
1. Lewis Carroll
2. Dr. Seuss
3. A. M. Barnard
4. Lemony Snicket
5. Mark Twain

Real Author Names
A. Daniel Handler
B. Samuel Clemens
C. Theodor Geisel
D. Louisa May Alcott
E. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

Leave a comment with your guesses, and I’ll reveal the answers next week!

— Karen, STACKS Staffer

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  1. whitelily

    Daniel Handler!!!!! Wow! Daniel Handler you did a good job picking out a pen name.
    Lemony Snicket.

  2. Aly

    Theodor Geisel is Dr. Seuss.
    Samuel Clemens is Mark Twain.
    Those are the only ones I know of.
    I come on almost every day just to read Ink Splot 26!!! Keep doing all the cool stuff!!!

  3. lucca4

    Lewis Carroll=Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
    Dr. Seuss=Theodor Geisel
    AM Barnard=Louisa May Alcott
    Lemony Snicket=David Handler
    Mark Twain=Samuel Clemens

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