It’s All in a Name
Female writers have turned to male or gender-neutral pen names for a variety of reasons that have been hotly debated for decades. Even today, in the 21st century, women are altering their names to make their works more appealing.
Here, we will dive into the stories behind Emily Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Louisa May Alcott, Mary Ann Evans, and Joanne Rowling, all of whom published best selling books under male pen names.
These women are regarded as some of the best authors of all time, and over the span of nearly 200 years.