As much as she tried to hide herself under the guise of a new Pseudonym called “Robert Galbraith”, JK Rowling couldn’t hide for too long. The Harry Potter author, was uncovered as the author of a new detective novel called “The Cuckoo’s Calling”.
Rowling reveals to the Sunday Times of London, “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.”
The book received a rave review in Publishers Weekly when it was relesaed, which stated that “in a rare feat… Galbraith combines a complex and compelling sleuth and an equally well-formed and unlikely assistant with a baffling crime in his stellar debut.”
Here’s the fictional biography of Robert Galbraith that was given by the publisher:
Born in 1968, Robert Galbraith is married with two sons. After several years with the Royal Military Police, he was attached to the SIB (Special Investigation Branch), the plain-clothes branch of the RMP. He left the military in 2003 and has been working since then in the civilian security industry. The idea for protagonist Cormoran Strike grew directly out of his own experiences and those of his military friends who have returned to the civilian world. ‘Robert Galbraith’ is a pseudonym.