'To Kill a Mockingbird' author Harper Lee dies at 89

World Feb 20, 2016

'To Kill a Mockingbird' author Harper Lee dies at 89

Harper Lee, who wrote one of America's most beloved literary classics, "To Kill a Mockingbird," and surprised readers with a second book about racial injustice in the South after living a largely reclusive life for decades, died at the age of 89 on Friday. "To ...

Exploring the traces of 'Mockingbird' in Alabama

Travel Aug 8, 2015

Exploring the traces of 'Mockingbird' in Alabama

by Jay Reeves

Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" is always nearby in the southwest Alabama town of Monroeville. The quiet city is the birthplace and current home of the 89-year-old author, and it inspired the fictional town of Maycomb in her Pulitzer Prize-winning book about race ...

'Mockingbird' sequel presents an unsaintly Atticus Finch

World Jul 11, 2015

'Mockingbird' sequel presents an unsaintly Atticus Finch

Harper Lee's new novel offers an unexpected and startling take on an American literary saint, Atticus Finch. "Go Set a Watchman" is set in the 1950s, 20 years after Lee's celebrated "To Kill a Mockingbird," and finds Atticus hostile to the growing civil rights movement. ...

New Harper Lee book sparks anticipation

Entertainment News Feb 5, 2015

New Harper Lee book sparks anticipation

Surprise, eager anticipation and a tinge of skepticism have surrounded the news that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee will publish a second novel, half a century after "To Kill a Mockingbird" became an American classic. Until Tuesday, when publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins, announced ...

World Feb 5, 2015

Amid 'Mockingbird' sequel buzz, concern emerges about Lee's wishes

Hometown friends and fans of "To Kill A Mockingbird" author Harper Lee are struggling to reconcile a publisher's sensational announcement — that her decades-old manuscript for a sequel had been rediscovered and will be released — with the image of the reclusive writer at ...