April 28, 2015

Happy 89th Birthday, Harper Lee

Nelle Harper Lee, born April 28, 1926

Harper Lee is the author of To Kill A Mockingbird published in 1960.  It was an immediate success, winning the Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature.

A decade ago she told a friend that there were two reasons she never published anything else.  "First, I wouldn't go through all the pressure and publicity I went through with Mockingbird for any amount of money.  Second, I have said what I wanted to say and I will not say it again."  
(The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee, by Marja Mills)