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Lawyer Fined For Outing Rowling As Thriller Writer

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January 02, 2014 AT 8:24 AM
A lawyer who let slip J.K. Rowling's secret thriller-writer identity has been fined $1,645 for breaching client confidentiality rules. Chris Gossage of London law firm Russells Solicitors — which represents Rowling — told a friend of his wife that the "Harry Potter" creator was author of "The Cuckoo's Calling," published last year under the name Robert Galbraith. The friend tweeted the information, and it was followed up by the Sunday Times.