Lawyer fined for revealing pseudonymous author was JK Rowling
LONDON (REUTERS) - A lawyer who blew JK Rowling's cover when she wrote a detective novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith has been fined 1,000 pounds (S$2,080) and received a written warning from a British legal watchdog.
Mr Chris Gossage, a partner at Russells Solicitors, which represented the Harry Potter author, leaked one of the publishing world's biggest secrets to his wife's best friend - who then tweeted Galbraith's real identity to a journalist.
Ms Rowling, Britain's best-selling author, was furious when she found out that a partner at her London-based law firm had revealed she was the author of "The Cuckoo's Calling".
Publicity material for the book had described it as the debut novel of retired military policeman Galbraith.