Rowling’s law firm admits to ‘Cuckoo’s Calling’ authorship leak – UPI.com. LONDON, July 19 (UPI) — British author J.K. Rowling says she is “angry” the law firm that represents her inadvertently leaked to the media the fact she wrote a book under a pen name.
The detective novel “The Cuckoo’s Calling” had been attributed to Robert Galbraith, however, Rowling confirmed this week a report saying she was its true scribe.
“A tiny number of people knew my pseudonym and it has not been pleasant to wonder for days how a woman whom I had never heard of prior to Sunday night could have found out something that many of my oldest friends did not know,” Rowling said in a statement issued through her publicist Thursday to People.com. “I had assumed that I could expect total confidentiality from Russells, a reputable professional firm and I feel very angry that my trust turned out to be misplaced.”