Monday, July 15, 2013

Rowling Outed as “Mystery” Novelist

Though it started out as a big secret, the fact that Harry Potter creator JK Rowling published a mystery novel under a pen name earlier this year didn’t stay secret for long.

The Cuckoo’s Calling was published in April under the name of debut detective novelist, Robert Galbraith.

In a statement sent out through Rowling’s publicist yesterday, the novelist expressed regret at the loss of her temporary anonymity. “I hoped to keep this secret a little longer because being Robert Galbraith has been such a liberating experience. It has been wonderful to publish without hype or expectation, and pure pleasure to get feedback from publishers and readers under a different name.”

Sales of the novel have escalated since the author’s true identity was revealed by The Sunday Times over the weekend, leaving bookstores everywhere short of stock.



Blogger Ghlas said...

I regret that the secret broke and JK Rowling had to write under a pseudonym. I applaud that she has the talent and confidence to enter new genre and win approval on the merit of her writing. I look forward to reading a great crime novel

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 12:39:00 PM PDT  

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