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Hear Robert Galbraith On 'Morning Edition' & 'Pop Culture Happy Hour' (11/2/15)

NPR INTERVIEWS ROBERT GALBRAITH, "CAREER OF EVIL" AUTHOR

Available Monday, Nov. 2, From Morning Edition & Pop Culture Happy Hour

October 30, 2015; Washington, DC – Next week, NPR will release two network interviews with the author of the Cormoran Strike mystery series, which expanded this month to include a third title - Career of Evil. Hear J.K. Rowling, who publishes the crime books under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, Monday, Nov. 2 on Morning Edition and in a new episode of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast. Audio, excerpts and transcripts from the interviews will be available Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, at 5AM ET.

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Career of Evil, by Robert Galbraith (a.k.a. J.K. Rowling)
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In Career of Evil, the series' emotionally-damaged detective duo Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott are on the hunt for a serial killer with a penchant for body parts.

Talking with Morning Edition Host David Green, Rowling addresses what drove her to establish the pseudonym, a topic rarely discussed since she was outed by The Sunday Times in July 2013, as well as the traits she's like to think she shares with Strike and how she's dealt with life in the public eye after Harry Potter made her one of the most recognized writers working today. Morning Edition airs on hundreds of public radio stations around the country; local schedules and broadcast times can be found at npr.org/stations. Stories are also available to play on demand at npr.org/morningedition.

During an interview with NPR Books editor Barrie Hardymon, Rowling goes on to offer deep insight into her most recent novel: the inspiration for the characters and the harrowing story, her approach to writing about misogyny and violence against women, and how writing it affected her emotionally. The conversation will be released in the next episode of Pop Culture Happy Hour, available in iTunes, on the NPR One app, and at the NPR Podcast Directory and npr.org/pchh.

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