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Harper Lee

USA flag (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.

Genres: Literary Fiction
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1961) : To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee recommends
The Lightning Keeper (2002)
Starling Lawrence
"This is a great novel, a transcendent and enduring American novel."
Chicken Dreaming Corn (2004)
Roy Hoffman
"A story of great appeal."
The Good Priest's Son (2005)
Reynolds Price
"A major work from one of our greatest novelists."
A Sound Like Thunder (2006)
Sonny Brewer
"Sonny Brewer holds the reader close with a memorable story set in what was a magical place to live."

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