J.K. Rowling Opens Up About Pseudonym on NPR

By Dianna Dilworth 

J.K. Rowling has revealed why she took on the pseudonym Robert Galbraith and what it felt like to be discovered in a new interview with NPR.

Rowling explained her act to NPR host David Greene. Here is an excerpt from the interview:

I think that Potter was incredible, and I am so grateful for what happened with Harry Potter, and that needs to be said. The relationship I had with those readers, and still have with those readers is so valuable to me. Having said that, there was a phenomenal amount of pressure that went with being the writer of Harry Potter, and that aspect of publishing those books I do not particularly miss. So you can probably understand the appeal of going away and creating something very different, and just letting it stand or fall on its own merits.

You can listen to Rowling on Morning Edition and in the latest episode of the Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast at this link.