Renowned Novelist Harper Lee Passes Away

Harper Lee, the author of the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird, has died in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, US. The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer was 89. Her famous novel about a young girl’s experience of racial tensions in a small Southern town has sold tens of millions of copies and been translated into dozens of languages.

The author receded from the spotlight, long resisting offers to write more novels. Her magnum opus was adapted to film in 1962. The movie won Academy Awards for Best Actor (Gregory Peck), Best Adapted Screenplay (Horton Foote) and Best Art Direction. It was nominated for five other awards, including Best Picture, which was ultimately won by Lawrence of Arabia. George Bush awarded her the presidential medal of freedom in 2007.

In 2015, a book by Lee, Go Set a Watchman, featuring the same characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, was released to tempered success it also opened up criticism about whether Lee truly wanted the work to be published.

Lee was born April 28, 1926, in Monroeville, US, the youngest of four children of lawyer Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Cunningham Finch Lee. In recent years, Harper Lee had experienced declining health after a stroke left her partially paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair.

Extra Info : Some famous novel of the author 
To kill a mocking bird – 1960, The play of to kill a mocking bird – 1995
Go set a watchman – 2015

So lets discuss some questions related to this post which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Who is Harper Lee ?
2. Name the author who has written “To Kill A Mocking Bird” ?

Courtesy : The Guardian 


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