Opinion

#RIPJKRowling may just be the death-rattle of the Harry Potter author's career

For some of her formerly ardent fans, JK Rowling — the subject of a hoax eulogy this week — may as well be dead, writes Paula Andropoulos

20 September 2020 - 00:00 By Paula Andropoulos

On Tuesday, the hashtag #RIPJKRowling was garnering such traction on Twitter that the platform actually stipulated that Rowling is alive and well, albeit stewing in a mire of her own making.

The macabre quasi-elegy was a reaction to early reviews of Troubled Blood, the latest instalment of the Cormoran Strike franchise, which Rowling writes under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. ..

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