Five Revelations about Robert Galbraith and Cormoran Strike in J. K. Rowling’s NPR Interview with Barrie Hardymon

2013Jo Rowling sat down last month to talk with Barrie Hardymon of National Public Radio’s ‘Pop Culture Happy Hour’ about the third Cormoran Strike novel, Career of Evil. You can listen to the full interview and see a few excerpts here; the unedited and as-close-to-verbatim-as-I could-manage interview transcript in full is at the bottom of this post.
As interviews go, it was fun. There was so little confrontation and so many softball ‘out of the park’ opportunities for the guest that I suspect the questions may have been provided or vetted, but more on that later. Here below the jump are five things we learned in this fun-fest about the writing of Career of Evil and what the author wants us to know about same.

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