Tuesday, December 17, 2013 |
The year of Robert Galbraith
The detective novel The Cuckoo's Calling by so called Scottish author Robert Galbraith debuted on the book shelves without too many people noticing. After months of obscurity, The Cuckoo's Calling leaped to bestseller lists. Robert Galbraith wasn't some nobody at all. He was none other than blockbuster author J.K. Rowling.
Galbraith was outed as Rowling by The Sunday Times after they began investigating the so-called first time author.
So why'd she do it? In a statement released by her publicist, Rowling said she did it as an act of liberation. "It has been wonderful to publish without hype or expectation, and pure pleasure to get feedback from publishers and readers under a different name."