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London law firm admits to accidentally outing Rowling as author of The Cuckoo’s Calling

on July 18, 2013

Originally posted on paidContent (old):

Who was the person who outed J.K. Rowling as the actual author of The Cuckoo’s Calling on Twitter, then disappeared? Turns out it was a friend of the wife of a partner at London law firm Russells Solicitors, the firm admitted Thursday.

Statement from Russells via U.K. book trade publication The Bookseller:

“We, Russells Solicitors, apologize unreservedly for the disclosure caused by one of our partners, Chris Gossage, in revealing to his wife’s best friend, Judith Callegari, during a private conversation that the true identity of Robert Galbraith was in fact J. K. Rowling.

Whilst accepting his own culpability, the disclosure was made in confidence to someone he trusted implicitly. On becoming aware of the circumstances, we immediately notified J. K. Rowling’s agent. We can confirm that this leak was not part of any marketing plan and that neither J. K. Rowling, her agent nor publishers were in any way…

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