It turns out “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling became a man recently – albeit only in a literary sense.
Back in April, an author named Robert Galbraith released a detective novel named “The Cuckoo’s Calling” which scored solid reviews. A mere 1,500 hardback copies have been sold since its release.
The story follows a war veteran who turns private investigator after losing a leg in Afghanistan. He is barely making ends meet when he’s asked to look into the death of a legendary supermodel.
Over the weekend, The Sunday Times revealed that Galbraith was a nom de plume of Rowling who was the true author of the book. As a result of the news, the book sprinted to the top of sales charts.
Rowling says: “It has been wonderful to publish without hype or expectation, and pure pleasure to get feedback under a different name.”