Law firm admits leaking JK Rowling`s alter ego

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 23:07

London: The mystery has been solved.

A British law firm says one of its partners inadvertently leaked the identity of JK Rowling as author of mystery novel "The Cuckoo`s Calling."

The Sunday Times newspaper revealed over the weekend that the "Harry Potter" author had penned the book under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, after receiving a tip-off on Twitter.

There had been speculation that Rowling or her publisher were behind the revelation. Since Rowling was outed as the author, the novel has topped best-seller lists.

But today law firm Russells said one of its partners had let the information slip to his wife`s best friend the woman behind the tweet.

The firm said "we apologise unreservedly" to Rowling.

Rowling said that "to say that I am disappointed is an understatement."

PTI




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