Stop whatever you’re doing! J.K. Rowling has tweeted.
What I have to say about being Robert Galbraith and writing ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’: http://t.co/glyGBv1x2n
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 15, 2013
In response to the recent news that Rowling was in fact the author of the newly-released, critically acclaimed crime novel The Cuckoo’s Calling, J.K. Rowling has released a full statement on her website explaining how she feels about the leak.
“I 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 from publishers and readers under a different name. The upside of being rumbled is that I can publicly thank my editor David Shelley, who has been a true partner in crime, all those people at Little, Brown who have been working so hard on The Cuckoo’s Calling without realising that I wrote it, and the writers and reviewers, both in the newspapers and online, who have been so generous to the novel. And to those who have asked for a sequel, Robert fully intends to keep writing the series, although he will probably continue to turn down personal appearances.”
Please note that this statement is one that was already released to the Sunday Times, who broke the story.
On Saturday, the Sunday Times revealed that J.K. Rowling was the real author behind The Cuckoo’s Calling, using Robert Galbraith as a pseudonym. The Cuckoo’s Calling has received universal praise and good sale numbers, considering Galbraith was a debut novelist writing crime fiction, a genre not doing very well these days.