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JK Rowling nests at top of bestsellers' list

1 of 1 Sitting pretty: Rowling says she will continue to publish under the Robert Galbraith pseudonym
Sitting pretty: Rowling says she will continue to publish under the Robert Galbraith pseudonym

JK Rowling's incognito detective novel The Cuckoo's Calling has flown to the top of the Irish charts and it's had a knock-on effect on her debut non-Harry Potter novel, A Casual Vacancy.

The author published The Cuckoo's Calling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith three months ago and it notched up respectable sales for an unknown writer.

However, following a literary sensation after a leak revealed the true identity of the author, the crime novel experienced a huge increase in sales internationally. In the UK there was a 41,000% increase in sales and publishers Little, Brown say that "re-orders for the book are being taken every day" in Ireland.

The Cuckoo's Calling, which follows war veteran-turned-private- investigator Cormoran Strike, had a number of positive reviews when first published.

Rowling's "outing" has also seen her debut non-boy wizard novel, A Casual Vacancy, re-enter the Irish top sellers list. Rowling says she will continue to publish Cormoran Strike novels under the Robert Galbraith pseudonym.

Top 10 Fiction

The Cuckoo's Calling Rober Galbraith (Little, Brown)
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn (Orion)
Things We Never Say Sheila O'Flanagan (Headline)
And The Mountain Echoed Khaled Hossein (Bloomsbury)
Fault in Our Stars John Green (Penguin)
Unseen Karin Slaughter (Random)
Mad About You Sinead Moriarty (Penguin)
Transatlantic Colum McCann (Bloomsbury)
 A Casual Vacancy JK Rowling (Little,Brown)
Racketeer John Grisham (Hodder & Stoughton)

Top 10 Non Fiction

Hunger, The Autobiography Sean Kelly (Peloton Publishers)
5 Steps to Happiness Enda Murphy (Liberties Press)
My Journey Jim Stynes (Penguin)
Seven Deadly Sins David Walsh (Simon & Schuster)
Get Your Sh*t Together Ruth Field (Little, Brown)
We'll Meet Again Colm Keane (Capel Island Press)
Staring at Lakes Michael Harding (Hodder & Stoughton)
Calm The Soul Poor Clares (Hodder & Stoughton)
Flourishing Maureen Gaffney (Penguin)
Now & Forever Bernie Nolan (Hodder & Stoughton)

Chart courtesy of Eason

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