By Any Other Name: Writers Named Jim

February 7, 2015 § 1 Comment

A lot of writers have decided to go by the name of “Jim“. Here are a good number of them:

Jim Allen (1926-1999), English playwright and screenwriter.
Jim Anderson (b. 1937), Anglo-Australian editor and novelist.
Jim Bellows (1922-2009), American editor and journalist.
Jim Bennett (b. 1947), English historian and museum curator.
Jim Bennett (b. 1951), English poet and short story writer.
Jim Benton (b. 1960), American children’s book writer and illustrator.
Jim Butcher (b. 1971), American novelist.
Jim Capaldi (1944-2005), English lyricist, musician, and songwriter.
Jim Carroll (1949-2009), American author, musician, and poet.
Jim Cartwright (b. 1968), English dramatist and screenwriter.
Jim Chandler (b. 1941), American poet.
Jim Connell (1852-1929), Irish activist and songwriter.
Jim Copp (1913-1999), American songwriter and storyteller.
Jim Crace (b. 1946), English novelist, playwright, and short story writer.
Jim Daniels (b. 1956), American poet and writer.
Jim Dodge (b. 1945), American novelist and poet.
Jim Duffy (b. 1966), Irish historian and journalist.
Jim Garland (1905-1978), American activist and songwriter.
Jim Harmon, “Mr. Nostalgia” (1933-2010), American historian and short story writer, who sometimes published under the pen name “Judson Grey”.
Jim Harris (b. 1955), American children’s book writer and illustrator.
Jim Harrison (b. 1937), American author and poet.
Jim Hoagland (b. 1940), American columnist and journalist.
Jim Jacobs (b. 1942), American composer, dramatist, and lyricist.
Jim Kepner (1923-1997), American activist, author, historian, and journalist.
Jim Kjelgaard (1910-1959), American novelist and short story writer.
Jim McNeil (1935-1982), Australian playwright.
Jim Murphy (b. 1947), American children’s book writer.
Jim Northrup (b. 1943), Native American columnist, commentator, performer, and poet.
Jim Shepard (b. 1956), American novelist and short story writer.
Jim Simmerman (1952-2006), American editor and poet.
Jim Thompson (1906-1977), American crime fiction author.
Jim Tully (1886-1947), American author, pugilist, and vagabond.
Jim Ward (b. 1951), American fantasy author and game designer.
Jim Williams (b. 1947), English author who also publishes under the pen names “Alexander Mollin” and “Richard Hugo”.

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