COVID-19 INFORMATION What you need to know about the coronavirus if you are living in Japan or planning a visit.

JK Rowling revealed as writer of crime novel


The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

©2020 GPlusMedia Inc.

Login to comment

Wow. She's certainly a talented lady. Maybe she's one of the few celebrities with the the genuine ability to do something worthwhile in politics. She'd make a great Labour party leader....

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

I would like to read this.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Another sad sign of the decay of modern culture. Her books are sad recomplations and retelling of worn out topics and she is a creation of big money publishing. It has nothing at all of interest for any serious student of literature that she wrote anything, and I am sorry to see one person getting so much attention when there are good authors out there who are totally ignored.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

CrisGerSan, I do believe Ms. Rowling has actually worked for her money. She deserves the rewards and our thanks for creating such a wonderful fantasy world.

As for other good authors being ignored, please name a few and promote them for us. Besides, sheer popularity is not the total endgame for every author.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Weird, this article doesn't say the most interesting thing: before disclosing her real identity, this book had sold only 1.500 copies. Lol. I doubt it is so great.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

It was not published to critical acclaim nor was it selling well before the author's identity was "discovered".

Cynic might say that the "discovery" was orchestrated by her publicist?

2 ( +2 / -0 )

She has a dark side.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

@Wakarimasen... yeah I heard that too. It was originally thought to be an okay novel, a decent debut tale... until Rowling was identified as the author, then the Emperor's New Clothes kicked in, with the arty farty and Potter types cooing over it and hailing it a work of such rare talent.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

She's not a good writer.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites