J.K. Rowling Gives Details About Writing as Robert Galbraith

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The Cuckoo's Calling by JK Rowling Cover

British cover art for The Cuckoo’s Calling

It was recently revealed that J.K. Rowling had written and published a crime novel under the name Robert Galbraith, and since the discovery everyone has been scrambling to find out the details on the why, where, when, what, and how. Thanks to a heads up from EW, we’ve learned a new FAQ section on Robert Galbraith’s official site has been created/updated to answer some of the questions people have been asking.

Apparently even before people knew that Rowling had written the book, The Cuckoo’s Calling was doing quite well for itself, even receiving two offers from television production companies. And, no, revealing her true identity was not a marketing ploy. In fact, “Galbraith” was doing about as well in his first three months of publication as Rowling had done during hers.

The complete FAQ is too long to include here, but it goes on to discuss the reasons why she chose her pseudonym and the extremes to which she went to crafting Galbraith’s life story in order to hide who really wrote the book. Read the full thing here.

The Cuckoo’s Calling is available now and a sequel will be published next year. Have you read it yet? Impressed at how well Rowling managed to hide her identity? Let us know in the comments below!


You can find The Cuckoo’s Calling on Amazon.