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The A-Z of Authors and Their Pseudonyms with names from P to S. Including: George Augustus Nokes, Peter O'Donnell, Brian O'Nolan, Herbert Charles O'Neill, Joyce Carol Oates, Andrew Jefferson Offutt, Violet Page, Susanne Palsbo, Rev. James William Parks, Blaise Pascal, Harry Patterson, Caspar Plautius, Frederik George Pohl, Claude Ponticelli and William Sydney Porter. The pseudonyms associated with these writers.

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In The A-Z of Authors and Their Pseudonyms the author's name appears first, arranged alphabetically by surname. This is followed by his or her lifespan, pseudonyms associated with the said writer 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 authors with surnames beginning with: N-P

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I am also publishing an alternative: The A-Z of Pseudonyms and the Writers Who Use Them.

Authors and Their Pseudonyms: N to P

  • Nokes, George Augustus (1867-1948)
    • He wrote as G.A. Sekton
    • He was a writer, founder and editor of The Railway Magazine
  • O'Donnell, Peter (1920-2010)
    • Novelist and comic strip writer
    • He used the pseudonym Madeline Brent
    • Most noted for creating the fictional character Modesty Blaise
  • O'Nolan, Brian (1911-1966)
    • A key Irish writer of modernist and post-modernist literature
    • As Brother Barnabas he contributed to Irish, the student magazine for the University College, Dublin, while he was a student there
    • As George Knowall, from 1960-1966 he wrote a column called Bones of Contention in The Nationalist and Leinster Times
    • As Myles na Gopaleen he contributed to the Irish Times from 1952
    • As Myles na gCopaleen he wrote a column in The Irish Times: Flann O'Brien At War
    • As Flann O'Brien his first novel was At Swim-Two-Birds (1939)
  • O'Neill, Herbert Charles (1879-1953)
    • Journalist and non-fiction author of war books
    • O'Neill used the pseudonym Strategicus for a number of books about World War II
  • Oates, Joyce Carol (1938-)
    • Prolific American writer of novels, short stories, plays and poetry
    • As Lauren Kelly her novels include Take Me, Take Me With You (2004)
    • As Rosamond Smith her novels include Lives of Twins (1987)
  • Offutt, Andrew Jefferson (1934-2013)
    • Prolific American science fiction, fantasy and erotic fiction writer
    • He used many pseudonyms
    • As Opal Andrews he wrote Chain Me Again (1971)
    • His Joe Brown pseudonym was first used for Four On the Floor (1971)
    • The John Cleve pseudonym was used for erotic sci-fi such as Of Alien Bondage (1982)
    • Camille Colben was a pseudonym he first used for Tame Me (1975)
    • His Jack Cory pseudonym was first used for Belly to Belly (1972)
    • The Jeremy Crebb pseudonym was first used for Hottest Room In the House (1971)
    • As P. N. Dedeaux he wrote The Prefects aka The Prussian Girls (1970)
    • His John Denis pseudonym was first used for Losing It (1973)
    • The Jeff Douglas pseudonym was first used for The Balling Machine (1971)
    • As Farrah Fawkes he mainly wrote erotic fiction
    • The Baxter Giles pseudonym was used for erotic fiction
    • His Alan Marshall pseudonym was used for erotic novels such as Bondage Babes (1968)
    • As Jeff Morehead he wrote Diana's Dirty Doings (1972)
    • The J.X. Williams pseudonym was shared by a number of authors. Offutt used this for erotic novels such as Sex Toy (1968)
    • As Turk Winter he wrote books including Asking For It! (1975)
    • His Jeff Woodson pseudonym was first used for The Fires Down Below (1974)

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Authors and Their Pseudonyms: N to P

  • Page, Violet (1856-1935)
    • Used the pseudonym Vernon Lee
    • Best known for supernatural fiction novels but she also wrote about Italian art and travel
  • Palsbo, Susanne (1907-1989)
    • Danish novelist and translator
    • She used the pseudonym Susanne
    • She wrote cookery books and others including An Ornament for Every Family (1944)
  • Parks, Rev. James William (1896-1981)
    • He had a particular interest in anti-semitism
    • He also wrote more generally on Judaism and Christianity
    • Used the pseudonym John Hadham
  • Pascal, Blaise (1623-1662)
    • Considered one of the most influential and important French writers and mathematicians of the classical period
    • He Wrote under the pseudonym Amos Dettonville
  • Patterson, Harry (1929-)
    • British author of thrillers
    • He used a few pseudonyms, the best known being Jack Higgins
    • As Martin Fallon he wrote books including The Testament of Casper Schultz (1962)
    • As James Graham his books included A Game for Heroes (1970)
    • As James Higgins his popular thriller and espionage novels include The Eagle Has Landed (1975).
    • The Hugh Marlow books include Dark Side of the Island (1963)
  • Plautius, Caspar (???? 17th century)
    • He wrote as Honorius Philoponus
    • A Benedictine monk who wrote Nova typis transacta navigatio novi orbis Indiæ occidentalis, published in 1621
  • Pohl, Frederik George (Jr) (1919-2013)
    • Award winning American science fiction writer who used a number of pseudonyms
    • Pohl's first published work was a poem published under the Elton V. Andrews pseudonym: Elegy to a Dead Satellite: Luna (1937)
    • He used the Paul Flehr pseudonym for a short story: We Never Mention Aunt Nora (1958)
    • Pohl used S.D. Gottesman for his first published story, a collaboration with C.M. Kornbluth: Before the Universe (1940)
    • He used the Lee Gregor pseudonym for a short story in The Expert Dreamers (1962)
    • Pohl used his Warren F. Howard pseudonym for stories he'd written alone for science fiction pulp magazines of the 1940s
    • He used Paul Dennis Lavond for collaborative stories which appeared in pulp science fiction magazines in the 1940s
    • As Scott Mariner he wrote collaborative stories which appeared in pulp science fiction magazines in the 1940s
    • Pohl used the Ernst Mason pseudonym for a non-fiction book: Tiberius (1960)
    • Writing as Edson McCann, he shared the pseudonym with Lester del Rey (also a pseudonym) for Preferred Risk (1955)
    • Pohl used his James McCreigh pseudonym for stories he'd written alone in science fiction pulp magazines of the 1940s
    • His Jordan Park pseudonym was used for a collaborative book with Cyril M. Kornbluth: Sorority House (1956)
    • He used the Charles Satterfield pseudonym, along with Lester del Rey, for short stories which appeared in 1960s collections
    • As Donald Stacy he wrote The God of Channel 1 (1956)
    • A Dirk Wylie story appeared in issue 11 of Super Science Stories (1942)
  • Ponticelli, Claude (1948-)
    • French writer and illustrator of books for children
    • He used the pseudonym Claudes Ponti
    • His books include La Lune, la Grenouille et le Noir (1989)
  • Porter, William Sydney (1862-1910)
    • American short story writer and poet
    • Best known for the O. Henry Award
    • He used numerous pseudonyms
    • As O. Henry he is best known for his story The Gift of the Magi (1905)
    • As Olivier Henry he wrote stories including The Guardian of the Scutcheon (1903)
    • As S.H. Peters he wrote stories including  At Arms with Morpheus (1903)
    • As James L. Bliss he wrote stories including Cherchez La Femme (1903)
    • As T.B. Dowd he wrote The Reporter’s Private Lexicon (1903)
    • As Howard Clark he wrote Auto Bugle Song (1903)
    • As The Postman he wrote A Tragedy (1896)
    • As O. H-nry he wrote A Christmas Pi (1909)
    • As John Arbuthnott he wrote stories including A Floral Valentine (1905)
    • As Major Ingraham Toots he wrote Tictocq, the Great French Detective; or, A Soubrette’s Diamonds (1894)

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The Railway Magazine

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The A-Z of Authors and Their Pseudonyms

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