Author of "To Kill a Mockingbird"
About the Author
She spent eight years working odd jobs before she finally showed a manuscript to Tay Hohoff, an editor at J.B. Lippincott. After two and a half years the novel was finally ready for publication. She chose the name "Harper Lee" for the cover, because she didn't want to be misidentified as "Nellie."
To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960 to highly favorable reviews and quickly climbed the bestseller lists, where it remained for eighty-eight weeks. In 1961, the novel won the Pulitzer Prize. To Kill a Mockingbird has sold more than thirty million copies in eighteen languages.