Harper Lee, Author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Has Died
on 19 February 2016
Few works of fiction have carried as much of a resounding impact as Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Beyond its commercial success, the book introduced an array of beloved characters to the world and they have entered the literary canon for their awareness, sensitivity and care. After her book published in 1960, Lee became a recluse and an almost-mythic representation of modern writers from the American south. While Lee is no longer with us, her work lives on—in school curriculums and book shelves and in the hearts of her fans.