What a good thing Eric Blair decided to use a pen name. The word ”Orwellian”, used to describe a sinister government or a form of mind control, has an ominous ring.
A real-life mystery over who blew the cover on JK Rowling writing a detective novel under a pseudonym was uncovered on Thursday when the culprit was revealed to be – her law firm, which apologised unreservedly for the leak. Rowling, whose Harry Potter series made her Britain’s best-selling author, posed as a retired military policeman called Robert Galbraith to write The Cuckoo’s Calling that was released in April to strong reviews but minimal sales.
JK Rowling has secretly written a crime novel under a false name. The Sunday Times newspaper revealed that the Harry Potter author had published The Cuckoo’s Calling in April using the pseudonym Robert Galbraith
Ever wondered what went through author JK Rowling’s mind when she wrote the first Harry Potter novel Fans of books about the boy wizard will have a chance to bid on a unique first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, annotated by the author, at a charity auction this month, the English PEN organisation said.
J.K. Rowling gave birth to Harry Potter, but Mary GrandPre breathed life into him for millions of readers
It’s Geek Pride Week in Atlanta as thousands of fans take over four downtown hotels for Dragon*Con, an annual celebration of science fiction, fantasy, comics and gaming. Where else — OK, other than San Francisco or New Orleans — are city streets shut down for a ragtag parade of zombies, superheroes, robots, Klingons and Middle Earth dwellers Where else can comic book collectors rub shoulders with movie stars, vampires, alternate-history speculators and Harry Potter look-alikes, all while taking part in a lively game of Godzilla Bingo The whole thing is a bit of a shock to college football fans in town for the season-opening game between Alabama and Virginia Tech, one of whom called it a “freak show.” But those aliens grow on you after a while.