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Old 07-14-13, 04:09 AM
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J K Rowling doesn't announce two new post-Potter books [2014 update]

The latest is an acclaimed piece of crime fiction, "The Cuckoo's Calling", under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.



The first was "The Casual Vacancy". It sold very well in hardback, goes on sale in paperback this week (in the UK) quite possible with a new cover to this one:



It is now said to be lined up for a BBC adaptation: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20581286
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re: J K Rowling doesn't announce two new post-Potter books [2014 update]

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The latest is an acclaimed piece of crime fiction, "The Cuckoo's Calling", under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.


There's been a frenzy at bookstores around the globe today. I managed to find a 1st edition of the Mulholland version last night. It'll be interesting to see how valuable these get.
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Old 07-18-13, 01:32 PM
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JK Rowling has said she feels "very angry" after finding out her pseudonym Robert Galbraith was leaked by a legal firm.

The Harry Potter author was revealed as the writer of crime novel The Cuckoo's Calling in the Sunday Times.

She found out the leak came from law firm Russells, whom she had assumed she "could expect total confidentiality from".

"I feel very angry that my trust turned out to be misplaced.

"To say that I am disappointed is an understatement," she said in a statement.

"A tiny number of people knew my pseudonym and it has not been pleasant to wonder for days how a woman whom I had never heard of prior to Sunday night could have found out something that many of my oldest friends did not know," she added.

Russells Solicitors said it apologised "unreservedly".

In a statement, it said the wife of one of its partners, Chris Gossage, had told her best friend, Judith Callegari, that Robert Galbraith was really Rowling.

The company said it was revealed "during a private conversation" adding "the disclosure was made in confidence to someone he trusted implicitly".

It has been reported Ms Callegari subsequently revealed Rowling's identity to a Sunday Times journalist via Twitter on 9 July.

Russells continued: "Whilst accepting [Gossage's] own culpability, the disclosure was made in confidence to someone he trusted implicitly. On becoming aware of the circumstances, we immediately notified JK Rowling's agent."

There had been speculation leaking the name was part of a publicity campaign.

However Russells said: "We can confirm that this leak was not part of any marketing plan and that neither JK Rowling, her agent nor publishers were in any way involved."

The Cuckoo's Calling - believed to be the debut novel of Galbraith - tells of war veteran-turned private investigator Cormoran Strike and received good reviews when it was first published.

It had sold 1,500 copies before Rowling was revealed as the author, but within hours it rose more than 5,000 places to top Amazon's sales list.

When she was revealed as Galbraith, Rowling said she had found writing under a pseudonym "a liberating experience".

She issued a statement saying she had "hoped to keep this secret a little longer" but added it had "been wonderful to publish without hype or expectation, and pure pleasure to get feedback under a different name".
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Wow! I can see why she wanted to write under a pseudonym though. I mean, if I were known for doing on thing that was loved around the world, I might want to see if my writing would hold up with another name. Shame on women gossiping...
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That is really cook that she did that. I cannot believe she got away with it as long as she did.

And now yeah, got to go check it out.
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The latest Cormoran Strike novel is out:

Writers as various as Ruth Rendell and Kate Atkinson have been mining the British drawing-room mystery for new reserves of wit and psychological acuity, but Rowling is just as happy to walk in the sensible shoes of Ngaio Marsh and Josephine Tey. Nowhere is that clearer than in the pre-feminist passivity of Robin, Strike's gal Friday, who tamps down every professional disappointment, cries tears of joy and is commended for being "the only female in Strike's life who seemed to have no desire to improve or correct him." She has a fiancé, but he's so unlikable that we wait, like maiden aunts, for Robin and Cormoran to figure out their true feelings. Will they ever?

Formula, though, has its function. The title of Owen Quine's final novel is Latin for silkworm, a creature that, we learn in passing, is boiled alive for its silk. Rowling seems to offer this as a metaphor for the agonies of art, but has any writer ever been less boiled alive by writing? What makes "The Silkworm" such a pleasurable read is how avidly Rowling accepts the old rules and embraces the stability of genre.

Genre is, in fact, the foundation from which her grace notes emerge. She gives us women with "the flickering intensity of badly wired lamps." The "respectful little distance" that is left around a CEO "like the flattened circle of corn that surrounds a rising helicopter." The daily private agonies of a man and his prosthetic leg and the "almost overwhelming desire to leave" that seizes Strike in the midst of his own birthday party.

Again and again, under the most arduous of plot pressures, Rowling finds her threads of silk.
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Read both Galbraith books and they were both quite good. Looking forward to the next in the series.
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