LEE, NELLE HARPER, 1926-2016


Writer. Born– April 28, 1926, Monroeville. Parents– Amasa Coleman and Frances (Finch) Lee. Education– Huntingdon College, 1944-1945; University of Alabama, 1945-1949; spent one year at Oxford University. Lived in New York in the 1950′s; employed as a reservations officer for Eastern Airlines while she worked on her writing.  Member– National Council on the Arts, 1966-1972. To Kill A Mockingbird was filmed by Universal in 1962. Honors– Alabama Library Association Author Award, 1961; National Council of Christians and Jews Brotherhood Award ,1961; Pulitzer Prize for fiction, 1961.  Alabama Humanities Award, 2002.  Presidential Medal of Freedom, 2007; National Medal of Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, 2010. Awarded honorary doctorates by the University of  Alabama, 1990; Spring Hill College, 1997; University of Notre Dame, 2006. Died February 19, 2016.


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Go Set a Watchman.  New York;  Harper, 2015.

To Kill a Mockingbird. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1960.