True surnames of writers and poets

Akhmatova, Anna

(Russian, Soviet poetess) – Anna Andreevna Gorenko.

Vovchok, Marco

(Ukrainian writer) – Maria Aleksandrovna Vilinskaya-Markovich.

Ukrainka Lesya

(Ukrainian writer) – Larisa Petrovna Kosach-Kvitka.

Akunin, Boris

(writer) – Grigory Chkhartishvili.

Bagritsky, Edward

​​(Russian, Soviet poet) – Eduard Georgievich Zyubin.

Poor, Demyan

(Russian, Soviet writer) – Yefim Alekseevich Pridvorov.

White, Andrei

(Russian, Soviet writer) – Boris Nikolayevich Bugaev.

Gaidar, Arkady

(Russian, Soviet writer) – Arkady Petrovich Golikov.

Gorky, Maxim

(Russian, Soviet writer) – Alexey Maksimovich Peshkov.

Green, Alexander

(Russian, Soviet writer) – Alexander Stepanovich Grinevsky.

Ilf, Ilya

(Russian, Soviet writer) Ilya Arnoldovich Faizilberg.

Petrov, Eugene

(Russian, Soviet writer) – Evgeni Petrovich Kataev.

Kaverin, Veniamin

(Russian, Soviet writer) – Veniamin Alexandrovich Zilber.

Kolas, Yakub

(Belarusian Soviet writer) – Konstantin Mikhailovich Mickiewicz.

Koltsov, Mikhail

(Russian, Soviet writer) – Mikhail Efimovich Freelyand.

Kukryniksy

(a common pseudonym of three Russian Soviet graphic artists and painters) – Mikhail Vasilievich Kupriyanov, Porfiry Nikitich Krylov, Nikolai Alexandrovich Sokolov.

Kupala, Yanka

(Belarusian Soviet writer) – Ivan Domingovich Lutsevich.

Mirny, Panas

(Ukrainian writer) – Afanasy Yakovlevich Rudchenko.

Field, Boris

(Russian, Soviet writer) – Boris Nikolayevich Kampov.

Prutkov, Kozma

(collective pseudonym of four Russian writers) – Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Alexei Mikhailovich, Vladimir Mikhailovich and Alexander Mikhailovich Zhemchuzhnikov.

Semenov, Julian

(Soviet writer) – Julian Lyandres.

Svetlov, Mikhail

(Russian, Soviet writer) – Mikhail Arkadievich Sheinkman.

Severyanin, Igor

(Russian poet) – Igor Vasilievich Lotarev.

Serafimovich, Alexander

(Russian, Soviet writer) – Alexander Serafimovich Popov.

Black, Sasha

(Russian poet) – Alexander Mikhailovich Glikberg.

Harms, Daniel

(writer) – Daniil Ivanovich Yuvachev.

Shchedrin, Nikolay

(Russian writer) – Mikhail Evgrafovich Saltykov.

Sand, Georges

(French writer) – Aurora Jupine.

Blake, Nicholas

(Irish poet) – Cecil Day-Lewis.

Voltaire

(French philosopher and writer) – Marie Frausoy Arue.

Hamsun, Knut

(Norwegian writer) – Knut Pedersen.

London, Jack

(American writer) – John Griffith London, born John Griffith Chaney (John Griffith Chaney). When he was about eight months old, his mother married a farmer John London who adopted a baby and gave him his name.

Lewis, Carroll

(English writer and mathematician) – Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.

Le Carre, John

(English writer) – David John Moore Cornwell.

Meyrink, Gustav

(Austrian writer) – Gustav Mayer.

Moliere

(French playwright) – Jean Baptiste Poquelin.

Neruda, Pablo

(Chilean poet) – Naphtali Ricardo Reyes-Basiutto.

O. Henry

(American writer) – William Sidney Porter.

Céline, Louis

(French writer) – Louis Ferdinand Detusch.

Stendhal

(French writer) – Henri Marie Beyle.

Twain, Mark

(American writer) – Samuel Lenghorn Clemens.

Sholom-Aleikhem

(Jewish writer) – Sholom Nukhumovich Rabinovich.

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