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A-Z of Pseudonyms and the Writers Who Use Them, with brief notes. Pseudonyms included are: Vernon Lee, Lenin, N. Lenin, Oben Leterth, Jules Levy, Harcourt Lewelyn, Eric van Lhin, Sylvia Little, Lancelot Longstaff, Jean Lorrain, Dick Lupoff, Richard P. Lupoff, C.C. MacApp, John Ross Macdonald, Ross Macdonald, Charles Eric Maine, Robert A. Mainline, Abel Mann, Peter Manton, Jill March, Scott Mariner, Robert Markham, Hugh Marlow, Anne Marr, J.J. Marric, James Marsden, Alan Marshall and Raymond Marshall.

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In my A-Z of Pseudonyms and the Writers Who Use Them the pseudonym appears first, arranged alphabetically by surname (where there is one). This is followed by the writer’s actual name, lifespan and some brief explanatory notes. Entries are arranged over several pages and, as I am using a database to store the information, the list will be expanded periodically:

This page covers pseudonyms with surnames beginning with: Le to Ma.

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Pseudonyms and the Writers Who Use Them:

  • Lee, Vernon
    • Page, Violet
    • 1856-1935
    • Best known for supernatural fiction novels but also wrote about Italian art and travel
  • Lenin
    • Ulyanov, Vladimir Ilyich
    • 1870-1924
    • Russian communist revolutionary who wrote a huge number of ideological publications
  • Lenin, N.
    • Ulyanov, Vladimir Ilyich
    • 1870-1924
    • Russian communist revolutionary who wrote a huge number of ideological publications
    • As N. Lenin he wrote the pamphlet What Is To Be Done
  • Leterth, Oben
    • Fanthorpe, Robert Lionel
    • 1935-
    • Robert Fanthorpe was a writer of pulp fiction novels and short story collections, many published by Badger Books
    • He used this pseudonym for short stories
  • Levy, Jules
    • Moinaux, Georges Victor Marcel
    • 1858-1929
    • French novelist, playwright and dramatist with works such as Estelle au Lansquenet (1884)
  • Lewelyn, Harcourt
    • Hamilton, Charles
    • 1876-1961
    • Used the Lewelyn pseudonym for writing in Smiles
    • Charles Hamilton was known to use many pseudonyms including Frank Richards (Billy Bunter Books)
  • Lhin, Eric van
    • Knapp, Leonard
    • 1915-1993
    • American fantasy and science fiction writer
    • His first published novel as Eric van Lhin was Battle on Mercury (1953)
  • Little, Sylvia
    • Leyland, Eric
    • 1911-2001
    • A prolific writer of children's books
    • Leyland used three pseudonyms: Elizabeth Tarrant, Sylvia Little and Nesta Grant
    • As Sylvia Little he wrote a number of books for girls including The Circus Comes to School (1961)
  • Longstaff, Lancelot
    • Irving, Washington
    • 1783-1859
    • Washington Irving was an American essayist and short story writer
    • He used numerous pseudonyms
    • He contributed to Salmagundi, a literary magazine, as William Wizard and Lancelot Longstaff
  • Lorrain, Jean
    • Duval, Paul Alexandre Martin
    • 1855-1906
    • French poet and novelist
    • One of his best known works was Monsieur de Phocas (1901)
  • Lupoff, Dick
    • Lupoff, Richard Allen
    • 1935-2020
    • American sci-fi, mystery and horror writer
    • He mainly used the pseudonym Dick Lupoff for essays and reviews
  • Lupoff, Richard P.
    • Lupoff, Richard Allen
    • 1935-2020
    • American sci-fi, mystery and horror writer
    • He used the pseudonym Richard P. Lupoff for a German language short fiction story (1974)
  • MacApp, C.C.
    • Capps, Carroll Mather
    • 1917-1971
    • American science fiction novels and short stories including Omha Abides (1968)
    • Capps also wrote as Carroll J. Clem
  • Macdonald, John Ross
    • Millar, Kenneth
    • 1915-1983
    • American-Canadian writer of crime fiction
    • Millar used the John Ross Macdonald pseudonym for books including Meet Me At the Morgue (1953)

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  • Macdonald, Ross
    • Millar, Kenneth
    • 1915-1983
    • American-Canadian writer of crime fiction
    • Millar used the Ross Macdonald pseudonym for books including those featuring his fictional private eye character Lew Archer
  • Maine, Charles Eric
    • McIlwain, David
    • 1921-1981
    • Popular 1950/60s British fiction writer
    • Mcilwain used three pseudonyms: Eric Charles Maine, Richard Rayner and Robert Wade
    • The Eric Charles Maine pseudonym was mainly used for sci-fi, including Spaceways (1953)
  • Mainline, Robert A
    • Lupoff, Richard Allen
    • 1935-2020
    • American sci-fi, mystery and horror writer
    • Robert A. Mainline was apparently one of Lupoff's pseudonyms, although I have been unable to find it in use
  • Mann, Abel
    • Creasey, John
    • 1908-1973
    • English writer of crime, western and romance novels with a prolific output of over 600 novels
    • He used many pseudonyms
    • As Abel Mann he wrote Danger Woman (1966)
  • Manton, Peter
    • Creasey, John
    • 1908-1973
    • English writer of crime, western and romance novels with a prolific output of over 600 novels
    • He used many pseudonyms
    • As Peter Manton he wrote a number of novels including The Greyvale School Mystery (1937)
  • March, Jill
    • Roberts, Nora
    • 1950-
    • American writer of romantic fiction
    • Also, some fantasy and suspense novels
    • A magazine story called Melodies of Love was written as Jill March
    • Nora uses the pseudonyms J.D. Robb and Sarah Hardesty as well as Jill March
  • Mariner, Scott
    • Pohl, Frederik George (Jr)
    • 1919-2013
    • Award winning American science fiction writer who used a number of pseudonyms
    • Pohl used the Mariner pseudonym for collaborative stories which appeared in pulp science fiction magazines in the 1940s
  • Markham, Robert
    • Amis, Kingsley
    • 1922-1995
    • English novelist and poet who wrote in his own name and under pseudonyms including Lt. Col William (Bill) Tanner
    • As Markham he wrote Colonel Sun, A James Bond Adventure (1968
  • Marlow, Hugh
    • Patterson, Harry
    • 1929-
    • British author of thrillers
    • The Hugh Marlow books include Dark Side of the Island (1963)
    • Also writing as Jack Higgins, James Graham and Martin Fallon
  • Marr, Anne
    • Dean, Nell Marr
    • Unknown
    • Romantic novelist, often with a nursing theme
    • Nell Marr Dean used her own name as well as two pseudonyms: Viginia Roberts and Anne Marr
    • As Anne Marr she wrote Sweeter than Wine (1979)
  • Marric, J.J.
    • Butler, William Vivian
    • 1927-1987
    • Crime and mystery writer who used the J.J. Marric pseudonym after John Creasey's death, writing a further five books in the Commander Gideon Series
    • He also used the pseudonym Vivian Butler
  • Marric, J.J.
    • Creasey, John
    • 1908-1973
    • English writer of crime, western and romance novels with a prolific output of over 600 novels
    • He used many pseudonyms
    • As J.J. Marric he wrote the Commander Gideon Series (until 1976 at which point William Vivian Butler took over writing these books)
  • Marsden, James
    • Creasey, John
    • 1908-1973
    • English writer of crime, western and romance novels with a prolific output of over 600 novels
    • He used many pseudonyms
  • Marshall, Alan
    • Offutt, Andrew Jefferson
    • 1934-2013
    • Prolific American science fiction, fantasy and erotic fiction writer who used many pseudonyms
    • The Marshall pseudonym was used for erotic novels such as Bondage Babes (1968)
  • Marshall, Raymond
    • Raymond, René Lodge Brabazon
    • 1906-1985
    • Prolific writer of crime thrillers
    • His first book as Marshall was Lady, Here's Your Wreath (1940)
    • Raymond also wrote as James Hadley Chase, James L. Docherty, R. Raymond and Ambrose Grant

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