J.K. Rowling is editing the next “Cormoran Strike” novel
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 22, 2015
The third book in the series, which is titled Career of Evil, is expected to be released in the fall.
In other JKR news, the British tabloid Daily Mail has publicly apologized to the author in London’s high court for printing a libelous article about her back in 2013. In May 2014, the tabloid printed an apology and paid damages but challenged Rowling’s right to give a statement in court. This was dismissed before a Thursday hearing during which lawyer Keith Schilling read out a two-page statement on Rowling’s behalf. He noted that Rowling “did not at any point criticise or complain about her treatment at the hands of fellow churchgoers.”
A judge was told that the Mail‘s publisher had now accepted the allegations were “completely false and indefensible,” published an apology, and agreed to pay Rowling substantial damages.
Schilling said that the newspaper allegations left the author “understandably distressed” but that she was now happy to bring the libel proceedings to a close. He also added that the author is planning on donating some of the damages to charity, with the rest contributing to her legal costs.