Charles J. Shields, author of 2006's Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, believes that he’s uncovered a previously unknown article by the famously reclusive author, who passed away earlier this year. Shields told The Guardian that archival evidence suggests that Harper Lee was the author of an uncredited article in…
Today Harper Lee reaches from beyond the grave to render a verdict on Donald Trump—or at least Donald Trump’s taste in casino design. Her opinion was not high.
Alabama publication Al.com reports that Harper Lee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of To Kill a Mockingbird, has died at the age of 89.
Two Colorado parents are so mad that Harper Lee’s new book Go Set A Watchman revealed Atticus Finch, a person who is not real, as a racist protagonist they’ve renamed their real 14- month-old baby.
The final tableau of To Kill A Mockingbird has always given me a sour feeling toward the book—it ends with the black man dead, the poor white man also dead, the law uninterested in prosecuting their murders. The white gentleman and his children are sadder and wiser, but the wisdom imparted is essentially about the…
PBS just released a web exclusive with footage from a June 30 meeting between Harper Lee, her lawyer, agent, and a gaggle of publishing executives. The entourage traveled to Lee’s hometown, Monroeville, Alabama, to present her with a fresh hardcover copy of Go Set a Watchman. And they would all like you to know how…
The most depressing story in publishing continues apace: Harper Lee’s lawyer Tonja Carter has written an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, ostensibly to dispute a New York Times report implying that Carter discovered the Go Set a Watchman manuscript in 2011—not in 2014, as she had previously claimed. But the entire …
Public anticipation for Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird precursor Go Set a Watchman has been high and widespread—the book set a pre-sale record for Harper Collins—as well as fraught with skepticism for many good reasons: the notoriously private Lee had hid the manuscript for decades, and it was only discovered after
The first Reese Witherspoon-read chapter of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman is now online and it contains some heartbreaking news about the Finch family. Let’s listen, weep, and celebrate Reese’s pronunciation of “Chattahoochee.”
Go Set a Watchman, the controversial and highly anticipated novel by To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee, has—according to News Corp’s chief executive Robert Thompson—set a pre-sale record for publishing house HarperCollins. The book comes out on July 14.
An investigation by Alabama officials found that the 88-year-old “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee was not forced to publish her upcoming second novel titled “Go Set a Watchman” (Lee had a stroke in 2007 and is in assisted-living).
The controversy over Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman is just not done being depressing. According to the latest report the state of Alabama is investigating, after the whole affair prompted at least one person to file a complaint alleging possible elder abuse.
After weeks of trying to get in touch with famously press-shy author Harper Lee, Al.com journalist Connor Sheets finally got a response: His own crumpled letters, signed "Go Away! Harper Lee."
The controversy over Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman continues, as her lawyer attempts to allay fears the beloved 88-year-old author is being manipulated, pushed into releasing the second novel she always resisted publishing.
Excitement among literary fans has been at its peak since news broke Tuesday that HarperCollins would be publishing Go Set a Watchman, a lost-now-found novel by beloved To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee. Reactions to the announcement have ranged from overjoyed to suspicious and now Lee's editor Hugh Van Dusen…
Two and a half months after the death of Harper Lee's sister (and lawyer) and 55 years since the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird, HarperCollins has announced the summer release of Go Set a Watchman, the elusive author's second novel.
Everyone is curious about Harper Lee, the author of To Kill A Mockingbird. That's why a new book about her—The Mockingbird Next Door, by Marja Mills—is selling briskly. Lee has reportedly denounced the book as "unauthorized."
America's oldest and most beloved cranky author has released a new statement reminding America that the new biography written about her life is unauthorized and unwelcome.
To Kill a Mockingbird will finally be available as an e-book and digital audiobook this summer after self-described "old-fashioned" author Harper Lee signed off on allowing the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic to enter the digital age.