A surprisingly large number of authors
choose to use some form of initials
in their name when it appears in their literary work. This includes some of the most famous authors of the 20th century - D. H. Lawrence
, J. D. Salinger
, T. S. Eliot
, J. R. R. Tolkien
, etc - and also a host of lesser-known writers. The reason for this may be vanity
, a desire to establish a recognizable brand
, or simply to come up with a stylish pen name
for the purposes of print.
List of well-known literary initials
Well-known initials and their corresponding full names are listed below.
A to E
F to M
N to Z