What Is Gregory David Roberts' Real Name?


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Gregory David Roberts' real name is Gregory John Peter Smith. He changed his name while writing the third version of the book. He changed his name in honour of his mother and he earned some money by writing small time things with his old name hence he didn't want those in his credits.

Hence he had to change his name. He had to write three versions of the book as the previous two were destroyed by the prison authorities while he was writing them in prison. The book was finally released in the year 2003 after six years of writing it. The book is considered to be a literary masterpiece and is critically acclaimed all over the world. It has been largely popular even in India. He is planning to write a sequel and even a prequel to the book.

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