The Pseudonym of J.K. Rowling


J.K. Rowling

The Pseudonym of J.K. Rowling


J.K. Rowling

Robert Gilbraith

Earlier this year, J.K. Rowling, known the world over for her popular and best-selling series Harry Potter, revealed to The Telegraph that she authored the novel “The Cuckoo’s Calling” under the pseudonym of Robert Gilbraith, who was first believed to be a male writer publishing his first novel. The crime thriller was originally released on April 30 to a number of good reviews by book critics, though it was not immediately popular. It wasn’t until the reveal of J.K. Rowling as the author, that the novel shot up on the bestsellers list.

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

A few weeks later, it was found that the person that leaked this information worked for an entertainment law firm named Russels. On July 31st, Rowling received damages of an unspecified amount by Russels, as well as their apologies. Since then, J.K. Rowling has stated that all of her royalties from The Cuckoo’s Calling will go to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. Now that many have read through The Cuckoo’s Calling, it is clear that the novel holds many literary and writing similarities to the Harry Potter series. J.K. Rowling herself has said that she knew that her secret would eventually be revealed, though she never thought it would have been so soon.