10 Seminal Writers Who Hid Their Identities, From Jonathan Swift to J.K. Rowling

The identity of Elena Ferrante, the elusive author (and subject of a series of essays in the current issue of T) who has never been photographed, interviewed in person or seen in public, is a matter of intense debate thanks to her sharp, autobiographical novels, which explore female friendship in the context of Italian society. n the eve of the publication of “Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay,” the third volume in Ferrante’s Neapolitan series, we offer a short history of literary masks, from Jonathan Swift to J.K. Rowling.

via 10 Seminal Writers Who Hid Their Identities, From Jonathan Swift to J.K. Rowling.