J.K. Rowling writing again, following critical praise of recent novels

Rowling recently revealed on Twitter that she's working on a book that will be published under her own name and one that will be released under her pen name, Robert Galbraith.

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J.K. Rowling arrives for the European premiere of the film 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' at Cineworld Imax, Leicester Square in London on November 15, 2016. The author recently revealed she is working on multiple new books.

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling recently revealed that she has multiple upcoming books in the works, including what is presumably the latest entry in her Cormoran Strike mystery series. 

When answering a fan’s question on Twitter about a new book, Ms. Rowling said, 

She then revealed that one will be released under her own name, as the Potter books and the novel “The Casual Vacancy” were, but that one will be released under the name Robert Galbraith, the name she uses for the Cormoran Strike novels. 

Rowling further stated that she’s not sure which will be published first. 

She has previously released three Cormoran Strike novels, and stated in a 2014 interview that she is planning on her Strike books outnumbering her (seven) Harry novels. 

Rowling also recently turned to screenwriting for the first time, adapting the world of Potter character Newt Scamander for the big screen for the movie “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” which was released last month. She also collaborated on the script for the London play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” 

Following her publication of the “Potter” series, which became a literary phenomenon, Rowling released the 2012 novel “The Casual Vacancy” under her own name. Since 2013, she has released three novels about private investigator Cormoran Strike. 

“Casual” received mixed reviews, but the Cormoran Strike novels often demonstrate Rowling’s knack for creating characters and other narrative skills, reviewers have said, viewing Rowling’s new projects as welcome ones even without Potter characters. 

“’The Silkworm’ is a highly entertaining read,” wrote Yvonne Zipp for the Christian Science Monitor, referring to Rowling’s second book in the Cormoran Strike series. “Above all, Rowling is a storyteller with a terrific imagination, and she employs both to good effect … both [Strike and his assistant, Robin] make excellent company.”

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