Novelist Harper Lee died this morning in Monroeville, Alabama at the age of 89. She shot to fame in 1960 with the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird, which won the Pulitzer Prize the following year. A movie version, released in 1962 and starring Gregory Peck, brought further acclaim, and then Harper Lee all but disappeared from the public eye.
To Kill a Mockingbird remained her sole published novel until Go Set a Watchman, a sequel written in 1957, was released in 2015. Set 20 years after the events of To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman continues to explore themes of racism in the Deep South.
For critical works about To Kill a Mockingbird, search the library catalog for harper lee <subject> or to kill a mockingbird <subject>. To find scholarly articles about the novels, search MLA Bibliography.