Harper Lee

Author Harper Lee Full Name: Harper Lee [Nelle Harper Lee]
Nationality: American

Profession: Author
Why Famous: Known for her 1961 Pulitzer Prize winning novel "To Kill a Mockingbird", which deals with the issues of racism that she observed as a child in her hometown.

Although it was her only published novel, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to literature.

Born: April 28, 1926
Star Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Monroeville, Alabama, USA

Died: February 19, 2016 (aged 89)

Historical Events in the Life of Harper Lee

  • 1960-07-11 "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee is first published by J. B. Lippincott & Co.
  • 1961-05-01 Pulitzer prize awarded to Harper Lee for her novel "To Kill a Mockingbird"
  • 1962-12-25 "To Kill a Mockingbird", a film adaptation of the novel by Harper Lee, directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Gregory Peck, is released
  • 2013-05-04 Harper Lee files a lawsuit against a literary agent over the copyright of "To Kill a Mockingbird"
  • 2015-07-14 Harper Lee's 2nd novel "Go Set A Watchman", an early 1957 version of "To Kill A Mocking Bird" goes on sale in 70 countries

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