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To Kill A Mockingbird Author Harper Lee Dies, Aged 89

February 20, 2016

Harper Lee We’re sad to report the death of Harper Lee. The novelist was best known for her huge critically acclaimed 1960 novel  To Kill A Mockingbird which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, sold more than 40 million copies and was made into a movie starring Gregory Peck.

Lee was in the public eye for much of last year when Mockingbird’s much talked-about, controversial sequel, Go Set A Watchman, was  published.

The BBC reported that Lee’s literary agent Andrew Nurnberg said: “Knowing Nelle these past few years has been not just an utter delight but an extraordinary privilege.

“When I saw her just six weeks ago, she was full of life, her mind and mischievous wit as sharp as ever. She was quoting Thomas More and setting me straight on Tudor history. We have lost a great writer, a great friend and a beacon of integrity.”

See the Guardian obituary here



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