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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 (1926-04-28)April 28, 1926
Monroeville, Alabama, U.S.
Died February 19, 2016(2016-02-19) (agedĀ 89)
Monroeville, Alabama, U.S.
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Subjects Literature
Literary movement Southern Gothic


Harper Lee (April 28, 1926 - February 19, 2016) was an American writer. She was born in Monroeville, Alabama. She was most famous for writing To Kill a Mockingbird. That book was published in 1959. Civil rights issues in Alabama influenced her writing. Harper Lee's interests apart from writing were watching politicians and cats, travelling and being alone.

Throughout her life, Lee had said that she would never publish another novel. However, in 2015, Lee announced Go Set a Watchman, a sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird.

Lee died on February 19, 2016 in a retirement facility in Monroeville, Alabama from complications of a stroke at the age of 89.

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