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 April 28, 1926 (1926-04-28) (age 89)
Monroeville, Alabama
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Subjects Literature
Literary movement Southern Gothic


Harper Lee (born April 28, 1926) is an American writer. She was born in Monroeville, Alabama. She is most famous for writing To Kill a Mockingbird. She was friends with Truman Capote. The Civil Rights issues in Alabama influenced her writing more than World War II. Her book, To Kill A Mockingbird was published in 1959. Harper Lee's interests apart from writing are watching politicians and cats, travelling and being alone.

In 2015, Lee, at the age of 88, announced that she would be releasing another book, Go Set a Watchman, a sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird, despite claims throughout her life that she would never publish another novel.