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Monday 15 July 2013

J.K. Rowling into crime!

Which resident of the world of bibliophilia hasn't heard about J.K Rowling?

The woman who wrote the record-breaking bestseller, Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone on an old typewriter, was rejected by around twelve publishers, and lived off a grant from the state.

J.K Rowling
There was no looking back after Bloomsbury decided to publish her novel. A string of sequels followed.
Last year, she made news through her adult book, The Casual vacancy.

Her desire to write a crime novel did not go unnoticed. Reports surfaced that she was found scribbling a crime novel by author Ian Rankin's wife. Under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith, The Cuckoo Calling, gave us enough reasons to believe in her authorship. Rowling and Galbraith had the same agent and publisher, linguistic similarities, et al. Now, it has been confirmed that she is the writer of the novel which sold 1500 hard copies, but garnered rave reviews and critical appreciation.
Confirming her nom de plume, She says,"I had 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 under a different name. "

Well, Rowling, we guess, has her own chamber of secrets, with the sequel to The Cuckoo Calling already speculated to be ready for publication. Now that readers know who the author is, the sales might just shoot up!

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