JK Rowling writes under secret name
- 14 July 2013
JK Rowling has secretly written a crime novel by pretending to be a new male writer.
The Cuckoo's Calling, a story about a war veteran turned private investigator, has already sold 1,500 copies.
It was written secretly by the Harry Potter author under the false name - Robert Galbraith.
She said she'd hoped to keep the secret a little longer but had enjoyed pretending to be someone else.
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