Alabama publication Al.com reports that Harper Lee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of To Kill a Mockingbird, has died at the age of 89.
Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and The Newsroom (and owner of the most puzzlingly tiny eye glasses in show business) is slated to write To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway. But how will he manage to Sorkin it up and turn this time-honored classic about systemic racism and social injustice into a scathing…
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.
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 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.
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.
For an 87-year-old one-(huge) hit-wonder, Harper Lee has been in the news a lot recently, from that time back in early May when she sued an agent for allegedly “duping” her into signing over the copyright to To Kill a Mockingbird six years ago, to her current lawsuit against a museum in her Alabama hometown for the…
If you’re a literate adult (or near-adult), you’ve probably read To Kill a Mockingbird, or at least rolled your eyes when some new conversational partner enthusiastically told you at a party that his or her favorite book ever is To Kill a Mockingbird, which personal revelation you probably took to mean that the person…
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of President Obama's favorite books tonight the way any self-respecting American would — by watching the movie.
It's always a big deal when Harper Lee comes out of seclusion to make a statement.
What, you thought Lolita and Norman Bates came out of thin air?
"Nervously, I approach the novelist, carrying the best box of chocolates I could find," writes Sharon Churcher. "I start to apologise that I hadn't brought more but a beaming Nelle, as her friends and family call her, extends her hand..."
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee's masterpiece of children's literature, it appears some critics are itching to provide a corrective to all the millions-sold adulation. What's the matter with liking To Kill A Mockingbird? Well.