All items: Daniel Defoe

Robin Blake reflects on the history of ghost writing and the often complicated relationship between author and subject, wondering why this particular literary form is not more widely respected.
Why do some writers choose to use a name other than the one they were born with for their writing? John Pilkington looks at some of the reasons why authors throughout history have adopted pseudonyms, and wonders if it has something to do with the need to reinvent oneself.