What’s in a Name? Imposters, Doubles and Identities
Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library Branch (10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn)

It is widely known that Mark Twain is the pen name of Samuel Clemens, but why did poet Sylvia Plath publish a book as Victoria Lucas? Carmela Ciuraru, author of Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms talks with Darin Strauss, author of Half a Life; Elissa Schappell, author of Blueprints for Building Better Girls; and Ben Greenman of The New Yorker, about why authors generate alternative identities. The evening includes a “nom de plume” quiz!

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