Harper Lee

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Harper Lee
Harper Lee about to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House on November 5, 2007.
Born (1926-04-28)April 28, 1926
Monroeville, Alabama, U.S.
Died February 19, 2016(2016-02-19) (aged 89)
Monroeville, Alabama, U.S.
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Subjects Literature
Literary movement Southern Gothic


Harper Lee (April 28, 1926 - February 19, 2016) was an American writer. She was born in Monroeville, Alabama. She was most famous for writing To Kill a Mockingbird. That book was published in 1959. Civil rights issues in Alabama influenced her writing. Harper Lee's interests apart from writing were watching politicians and cats, travelling and being alone.[source?]

Throughout her life, Lee had said that she would never publish another novel. However, in 2015, Lee announced Go Set a Watchman, a sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird.

Lee died on February 19, 2016 in a retirement facility in Monroeville, Alabama from complications of a stroke at the age of 89.[1]

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