The estate of “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee has filed suit over an upcoming Broadway adaptation of the novel, arguing that screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s script wrongly alters Atticus Finch and other characters from the book.
Harper Lee, the elusive novelist whose child’s-eye view of racial injustice in a small Southern town, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” became standard reading for millions of young people and an Oscar-winning film, has died. She was 89.
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Harper Lee politely knocked on truck driver Robert Louis Burns’ door in rural Alabama one day more than three decades ago and asked him about the preacher he killed.
Before Harper Lee’s novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” made the fictional lawyer Atticus Finch one of the best-known names in modern American literature, the man who inspired the character — Lee’s father — practiced law in an old bank building in her hometown.
Judy May and her sister Julia Stroud drove back to their hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, and snatched up the first two copies as Harper Lee’s new novel “Go Set a Watchman” as the book went on sale at midnight.
Harper Lee’s unexpected new novel offers an unexpected and startling take on an American literary saint, Atticus Finch.
“To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee missed her induction as an inaugural member of the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame on Monday just weeks before the release of her second book.
The cover for Harper Lee’s new novel will surely remind you of the cover for her old one.
Harper Lee’s literary agent says he was “surprised” that his client was believed a victim of elder abuse and asserted “categorically” that she was in “full possession of her mental faculties” and “delighted” about this summer’s publication of her second novel.
Retrace the suddenly tangled legal saga of Harper Lee and her legacy, “To Kill A Mockingbird,” and a pivotal moment emerges.