Is this going to be the new Harry Potter? J.K. Rowling is working on a new children’s book. The author revealed the exciting news during her first interview as her pseudonym Robert Galbraith on the Radio 2 Book Club.
“I have an idea for a children’s book, actually I have written part of a children’s book that I really love, so I’m definitely going to finish that,” she told Simon Mayo.
Rowling was on the show to promote Career of Evil, the latest book in Galbraith’s series featuring private investigator Cormoran Strike, and she revealed that writing as her alter ego is still “genuinely liberating.”
“The deal [with my editor] was even if I am found out, Robert doesn’t do publicity,” Rowling explained. “I just like Robert’s writing career to be less about the hype because I’d done so much of that with Potter.
“I’m the kind of writer who really does want to be alone writing in a room most of the time. With Robert, it feels like it’s mostly about the writing, even though people know it’s me.”
She added that she definitely will continue to write books under her birth name, once she finds the time away from writing the screenplay for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
By Ian Sandwell