Harper Lee

Nelle Harper Lee is known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird, her only major work. In 1999, it was voted "Best Novel of the Century" in a poll by Library Journal. Ms. Lee was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to literature in 2007. Her father was a lawyer who served in the Alabama state legislature from 1926 to 1938. As a child, Lee was a tomboy and enjoyed the friendship of her schoolmate, Truman Capote. After completing To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee accompanied Capote to Holcomb, Kansas, to assist him in researching his bestselling book, In Cold Blood. Her second novel, Go Set a Watchman, was released in July, 2015.


ARTICLES FEATURING HARPER

Unkillable Mockingbird

Go Set A Watchman's usefulness lies in its push toward self-examination and reflexivity....


What Can “Go Set a Watchman” Teach Us That “To Kill a Mockingbird” Cannot?


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