I’ve written about my top 10 pseudonymous books for the Guardian – and about my own decision to use an assumed name for my first book, which I have since regretted.
“When I was wrote my first book, A Dog Called Grk, I was working for
this very newspaper, writing and editing reviews for the books pages. I
didn’t want people to get confused about who I was or what I did, so I
thought it would be sensible to have two different names, one for books
and the other for journalism. I invented a new name for myself: a pen
name, a nom de plume, a pseudonym.”