For any of you Twitter users, it appears that an account has recently been created for Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling's pseudonym. The account will most likely cover news related to The Cuckoo's Calling, J.k. Rowling's new crime novel.
The first tweet reveals the link to the new Robert Galbraith website.
You can check out the website here.
Why did you choose to write a crime novel and why under a pseudonym?
I’ve always loved reading detective fiction. Most of the Harry Potter stories are whodunits at heart (‘Order of the Phoenix’ is more of a why-did-he), but I’ve wanted to try the real thing for a long time. As for the pseudonym, I was yearning to go back to the beginning of a writing career in this new genre, to work without hype or expectation and to receive totally unvarnished feedback. It was a fantastic experience and I only wish it could have gone on a little longer.
At the bottom of the website, there is a FAQ section to help us gain further knowledge and understanding of the novel and what Jo had in mind while writing. Here were just a few of the questions that were answered:
Why did you choose for the “author” to have a military background?
It was the easiest and most plausible reason for Robert to know how the Special Investigation Branch operates and investigates. Another reason for making him a military man working in the civilian security industry was to give him a solid excuse not to appear in public or provide a photograph.
Why the title 'The Cuckoo’s Calling'?
The title is taken from the mournful poem by Christina Rossetti called, simply, A Dirge, which is a lament for one who died too young. The title also contains a subtle reference to another aspect of the plot, but as I can’t explain what it is without ruining the story, I’ll let readers work that one out.
You can read the other answered questions on the site.
What do you think about some of her answers to these questions? Will Robert tweet more than Jo? What about the website? Will you check it for news? Let us know below!