The Five Reasons Jo Rowling Didn’t Want You to Know She Writes the Cormoran Strike Mysteries

2013Happy Birthday, Jo and Harry!

To celebrate JKR’s 50th and Harry’s 35th, Keith Hawk and I invited Karen Kebarle of Algonquin College in Ottawa and Dolores Gordon-Smith, author of the Jack Haldean mysteries, to do something different on MuggleNet Academia, namely, discuss the Cormoran Strike detective novels. At last — and at length and in depth!

GalbraithTo focus our discussion I wrote up a 17 page argument detailing the five reasons why our birthday girl decided to write her mysteries under a pseudonym. You can download that paper here. I’ll post a link to MuggleNet Academia for our animated back-and-forth about where I’m right (and where our guests think I’m off the road and in the ditch upside-down!) as soon as Keith has finished his edits and added the theme songs.

Again, Happy Birthday, Jo, Harry, and fandom!

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