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Boris Akunin -> Μπόρις Ακούνιν
Russian author Boris Akunin reveals female pseudonym
Boris Akunin, the Russian author of the Erast Fandorin detective series, has revealed he wrote several books under the female pseudonym Anna Borisova.
Akunin said on his blog he had begun using assumed names - he also had a male pseudonym - to escape being stereotyped as a crime writer.
"Dull the author who's never fancied being an authoress," he wrote.
Three novels were published under the Borisova name, which Akunin described as light reading.
The Georgian-born writer is best known internationally for his historic detective novels featuring Fandorin, a fictional 19th-Century Russian detective.
He himself writes under a pen name, his real name being Grigory Chkhartishvili.
On Wednesday, he went on his blog to confirm rumours long circulating that Anna Borisova and Boris Akunin were one and the same writer, as was "Anatoly Brusnikin".
He said he had been using pseudonyms for four and a half years, with the agreement of his publisher.
He had even invented a photograph of Anna Borisova, created by digitally mixing his own image with that of his wife Erika.
While several female authors such as George Eliot have used male pen names for historical reasons, cases of mainstream male novelists posing as women are much rarer.
'Through a woman's eyes'

Source: BBC News

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Boris Akunin (Russian: Борис Акунин) is the pen name of Grigory Shalvovich Chkhartishvili (Russian: Григорий Шалвович Чхартишвили; Georgian: გრიგოლ ჩხარტიშვილი) (born May 20, 1956), a Russian writer. He is an essayist, literary translator and writer of detective fiction.
« Last Edit: 12 Jan, 2012, 10:23:28 by spiros »
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Επ, τι γύρευε κοτζάμ «Russian author Boris Akunin reveals female pseudonym» στον τίτλο γλωσσικού θέματος;



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Επ, τι γύρευε κοτζάμ «Russian author Boris Akunin reveals female pseudonym» στον τίτλο γλωσσικού θέματος;
Καλημέρα Σπύρο!
δεν θα πω ότι φταίει το copy/paste. Guilty as charged :)
Ευχαριστώ.
« Last Edit: 12 Jan, 2012, 10:41:25 by Frederique »
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