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Keeping my name

Amal Clooney has been in the news recently, firstly for marrying George Clooney, and then for taking his name, and the backlash and reaction to it has been fascinating to follow ( 622 more words


While I was writing I assumed it would be published under a pseudonym, and that liberated me: what I wrote was exactly what I wanted to read.

Nicholson Baker

Pen Names and Even More Zombies and Vampires

The last time I searched myself online, there were over five hundred people in the country with my name. One is another patient of my previous doctor, and another is a very successful sports coach, whose parents even have the same names as my parents. 198 more words


The right to dislike

This will be a short post.

If you keep up with the book blogging world in any way, you’ve likely already seen the insanity that is Kathleen Hale’s terrifying piece for The Guardian in which a book blogger wrote a negative review of Hale’s work and Hale detailed her obsession and her graduation from a badly behaving author to a full-fledged¬† 183 more words


Behind the Pseudonym

That J. K. Rowling would embark on the next phase of her writing career under a pseudonym was almost a foregone conclusion. In July last year, the best-selling living novelist was unveiled as the author behind debut crime novel… 1,047 more words


Facebook's Dance on Thin Ice

Facebook has become a wide thorn stuck in my conscience, and it is only embedding itself deeper with every account its handlers close over the pseudonym issue. 1,156 more words


Becoming Robert Pimm: a strange sensation

I wrote last month that I was planning to change my pen-name to Robert Pimm.

Today, 17 October, I have taken a further step towards that goal.   277 more words