Novels  by Elena Ferrante: The apparent revelation of Ferrante’s identity prompted a widespread backlash that questioned whether the age-old practice of using a nom de plume ought to be subjected to such scrutiny. Photograph: Chris Warde-Jones/The New York Times

An Italian investigative journalist claims to have solved one of modern literature’s greatest mysteries – who is Elena Ferrante? Ferrante is the best(...)

Michael Connelly: creator of Harry Bosch

Among the many qualities of the Harry Bosch series, it is the way that Michael Connelly, its author, depicts the rivalries and political wrangling (...)

JK Rowling at the launch of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ in 2007. The BBC has unveiled plans for a TV series based on her crime novels. Photograph: Jamie Turner/Bloomsbury/PA
BBC to screen JK Rowling crime novels
  • UK
  • December 11, 2014, 00:01

The BBC has unveiled plans for a TV series based on the crime novels written by JK Rowling under the name Robert Galbraith. ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ bec(...)

One of the literary world’s best kept secrets exploded into the headlines last summer, when it was inadvertently revealed that “Robert Galbraith”, (...)

Read hot: summer reading at Bull Wall, Dollymount. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

1 Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon (Vintage, £11.99) We tend to think children will resemble(...)

Harry Potter author JK Rowling (48) had said it had been “wonderful” to publish without hype or expectation and to get feedback under a different name, even if that meant some publishers rejected her work - as they had when she first touted her Harry Potter books. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

A lawyer who blew JK Rowling’s cover when she wrote a detective novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith has been fined £1,000 (€1,200) and receiv(...)

What do we make of the bidding war currently raging around the latest pseudonymously published novel by JK Rowling? We’ll tell you.Some time ago this (...)

JK Rowling watches a match at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis  Club last month. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images.

Harry Potter author JK Rowling secretly posed as a retired military policeman to write a crime novel that has been hailed as one of the best d(...)