(1926 - 2016)
Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She attended local schools and the University of Alabama. Before she started writing she lived in New York, where she worked in the reservations department of an international airline. She has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, two honorary degrees and various other literary awards.
Harper Lee recommends
The Lightning Keeper (2002)
"This is a great novel, a transcendent and enduring American novel."
Chicken Dreaming Corn (2004)
"A story of great appeal."
The Good Priest's Son (2005)
"A major work from one of our greatest novelists."
A Sound Like Thunder (2006)
"Sonny Brewer holds the reader close with a memorable story set in what was a magical place to live."
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