Joanne K. Rowling, known to her fans around the world by her pen name JK Rowling, is one of the most successful authors in history. The British writer is famous for her Harry Potter series of novels written for young adults, featuring the adventures of a young wizard named Harry and his fellow wizards Hermione and Ron. Joanne Rowling reportedly conceived the concept in 1990 during a train ride from Manchester to London, although it took her seven years to write the book and get it published – during which time her mother died, she...
The artist behind the movies: Inga Lindström
Inga Lindström is the pseudonym of Christiane Sadlo (born 25 January 1954 in Ravensburg). She is a German journalist, screenwriter and playwright. She is mainly known by her pseudonym and she’s written the script for many successful television series and movies.
Inga Lindström studied, English, German and Jurisprudence in Freiburg and Munich. She then worked as an assistant director and assistant dramaturge at the city theater in Freiburg. One of her first works as a dramaturge was for...
Heinz Günther Konsalik, actually Heinz Günther was commercially successful German writer. “Konsalik” was his mother’s maiden name, and he used it as one of his pseudonyms.
His life’s work consists almost entirely of novels within the genre of romantic fiction and medical novels. The main theme of many of his books is the futility of war and in many of his novels he deals with the devastating effect that the Second World War and the Soviet Union had in German soldiers. War crimes and the harshness of the...
Mark Twain was the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, an author
and humorist responsible for several books that have come to be
considered as classics of American literature. Born in Missouri in
November 1835, Clemens grew up close to the Mississippi River and
quickly became fascinated with it.
The river not only provided the backdrop to many of his greatest stories
but was also the inspiration for his pen name. As riverboat crews
navigated their way along its length, lookouts would chart the depth of
the water to prevent them running...