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Nelle Harper Lee

Also Known As: "Harper Lee"
Current Location:: Monroeville, Monroe, Alabama, United States
Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: Monroeville, Monroe, Alabama, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Finch Lee
Sister of Alice Finch Lee; Louise Lee Conner and Edwin Coleman Lee

Occupation: Pulitizer Prize- and Presidential Medal of Freedom-winning novelist
Managed by: Ashley Odell
Last Updated:

About Harper Lee

Harper Lee is an American author known for her 1961 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird, which deals with the issues of racism that were observed by the author as a child in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Despite being Lee's only published book, it led to her being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to literature. Lee has also been the recipient of numerous honorary degrees, but has always declined to make a speech.

Other significant contributions include assisting her close friend Truman Capote in his research for the book In Cold Blood.

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Harper Lee's Timeline

April 28, 1926
Monroeville, Monroe, Alabama, United States