The 57-year-old writer, who also served as producer on the final two Harry Potter films, was notably absent from the television event.
While promoting her latest “Robert Galbraith” mystery, The Ink Black Heart with Graham Norton in an interview for Virgin Radio UK, the host referenced her “being excluded” from the show.
The author quickly corrected him, saying “I wasn’t, actually—I was asked to be on that, and I decided I didn’t want to do it. I thought it was about the films more than the books, you know?
Quite rightly, as that is what the anniversary was about, so, no one said ‘don’t come.’”