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J.K. Rowling confirms Robert Galbraith pseudonym

LONDON — An ex-military man tries his hand at writing, publishes a debut detective novel, and wins critical acclaim. But here’s the twist in the tale: The true identity of the author is none other than ‘‘Harry Potter’’ creator J.K. Rowling.

It’s impressive literary wizardry by Rowling, who said she relished the freedom of writing ‘‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’’ under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

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