JK Rowling unmasked as The Cuckoo’s Calling author: the Twitter reaction

As new crime writer Robert Galbraith turns out to be the well-known Harry Potter author the Twittersphere launches into action…

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In what has quickly become one of the most exciting literary unmaskings in recent times, it transpires that exciting new crime novelist Robert Galbraith is actually beloved Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

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As countless authors and critics pat themselves on the back for picking up on the fact that it didn’t feel like it had been written by a new novelist, others admit they’d passed up on the offer of publishing it.

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As a story that developed from a lone tweet suggesting the author was indeed Rowling, it seems fitting to see what other tweeters have to say…