United States author Harper Lee, RIP

This video from the USA says about itself:

11 July 2015

After months of anticipation, Harper Lee‘s novel “Go Set A Watchman” comes out this Tuesday. The novel takes place 20 years after the events of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which has sold over 40 million copies since its publication over a half century ago. NewsHour‘s Stephen Fee reports on the famously-reclusive author through the eyes of a filmmaker.

By Hayley Miller in the USA today:

Harper Lee, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird,’ Dies At 89

The author of the seminal work on race relations in the South died in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama.

02/19/2016 10:42 am ET

Celebrated American writer Harper Lee, best known for penning the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird, has died at the age of 89.

The city clerk of Monroeville, Alabama, confirmed Lee’s death to The Huffington Post.

Lee’s seminal novel, which became required reading in many middle and high schools, focused a critical lens on themes of racial injustice and traditional class and gender roles. Published in July 1960, the book was an international bestseller. Lee was awarded the Pulitzer Prize the following year.

Fathom Events, TCM and Universal Pictures are screening To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) in select cinemas this week. Directed by Robert Mulligan, produced by Alan J. Pakula and with a screenplay by Horton Foote, the movie is based on Harper Lee’s 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same title: here.

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