Thursday, July 24, 2014
Life after Harry Potter is chugging along just fine for J.K. Rowling, but the British author is looking to kick it up a notch.
Keen to prove that she can write more than just about Hogwarts and Dumbledore, the 48-year-old has been busy recently, releasing two crime fiction novels - The Cuckoo's Calling (April 2013) and The Silk Worm (June 2014) - under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
Both books follow the exploits of military veteran turned private investigator Cormoran Strike.
Rowling's first post-Potter novel was 2012's The Casual Vacancy. And during an interview at a recent crime-writing festival, Rowling reportedly said:
"I really love writing these books, so I don't know that I've got an end point in mind.
"One of the things I absolutely love about this genre is that, unlike Harry, where there was an overarching story, a beginning and an end, you’re talking about discrete stories. So while a detective lives, you can keep giving him cases.”
Rowling went on to reveal that she is likely to even more prolific when it comes to writing about Cormoran than Harry, having already written half of a third novel in the series.
Planning has also begun on a fourth.