I grew up reading the Harry Potter books from beginning to end, and they were the first book series that really got me heavily interested in reading and writing, which is evidently what I'm pursuing as a career right now. Recently, however, J. Rowling just released two adult-oriented novels to distance herself from the Harry Potter brand from which she's known: The Casual Vacancy, and the more recent novel, The Cuckoo's Calling under the pseudonym of Robert Galbreith. If so, what do you think? What do you think of Rowling's decision on choosing a penname as opposed to using her real name for her latest novel?
JK Rowling publishes crime novel under false name
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J. K. Rowling
JK Rowling's first book for adults will be a ''blackly comic'' tale about an idyllic town ripped apart by a parish council election. Details of her novel, The Casual Vacancy - to be published later this year - were released today by her publisher. The page book will be set in Pagford, a dreamy spot with a cobbled market square and ancient abbey which becomes a town at war with itself.
Joanne Rowling , "rolling"; born 31 July , writing under the pen names J. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, philanthropist, film producer, television producer and screenwriter, best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have won multiple awards, and sold more than million copies, becoming the best-selling book series in history. They have also been the basis for a film series, over which Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and was a producer on the final films in the series.