J.K. Rowling to Publish Another Book Under Pen Name

Following the success of The Cuckoo's Calling, Rowling will write another mystery novel

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Even though J.K. Rowling was outed last year as the author of Cuckoo’s Calling, published under the pen name Robert Gailbraith, she’ll keep the pseudonym for her next crime fiction story, The Silkworm.

The Silkworm will follow the private investigator Cormoran Strike, who Rowling introduced in Cuckoo, as he investigates the murder of a novelist. The victim penned a manuscript before his death that scathingly mocked a number of public figures, all of whom become suspects. The new book is set to hit shelves June 19, the Telegraph reports.

Rowling’s concealed identity as the author of Cuckoo was revealed on Twitter last year. The famed Harry Potter author sued the people who leaked the information, won her case, and donated the damages she was awarded to charity. Rowling has not yet commented on why she’s still writing under Gailbraith. Rowling published her first adult book, The Casual Vacancy, under her own name in 2012.

[The Telegraph]