Carmela Ciuraru - Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 7:00pm

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in conversation with John McMurtrie, editor of the San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
Carmela Ciuraru talks about Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms ($24.99). Exploring the fascinating stories of more than a dozen authorial impostors across several centuries and cultures, Carmela Ciuraru plumbs the creative process and the darker, often crippling aspects of fame.

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ISBN: 9780061735264
Availability: Special Order
Published: Harper - June 1st, 2011

MaryAnne Evans. Charles Dodgson. Eric Blair. William Sydney Porter. Or, as they aremore commonly remembered, George Eliot, Lewis Carroll, George Orwell, and O.Henry. For these writers and many others, from Mark Twain to Stan Lee to RobertJordan, the invocation of a nom de plume has been an essential part inthe creation of an authorial identity.