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Harper Lee

Harper Lee about to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House on November 5, 2007.
Born April 28, 1926 (1926-04-28) (age 93)
Monroeville, Alabama
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Subjects Literature
Literary movement Southern Gothic


Harper Lee (born April 28, 1926) is an American writer. She was born Monroeville, Alabama. She is most famous for writing To Kill a Mockingbird. She was friends with Truman Capote. The Civil Rights issues in Alabama influenced her writing more than World War II. Her book, To Kill A Mocking Bird was published in 1959. Harper Lee's interests apart from writing are watching politicians and cats, travelling and being alone.