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Harper Lee
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Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She attended Huntington College and studied law at the University of Alabama. She is the author of the acclaimed novels To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and numerous other literary awards and honours. She died on 19 February 2016.

Books by Harper Lee

To Kill A Mockingbird

The bestselling, Pulitzer prize-winning classic.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

A beautifully crafted graphic novel adaptation of Harper Lee’s beloved American classic.

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Go Set a Watchman

From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Awards & recognition

Presidential Medal of Freedom

Winner  •  2007  •  Presidential Medal of Freedom (USA)

National Medal of Arts

Winner  •  2010  •  National Medal of Arts (USA)


'A touching book; and so funny, so likeable.'

Truman Capote on To Kill A Mockingbird

More features

Better Reading’s Top 100 books of 2024 announced

Penguin Random House is proud to have twenty-four titles on the list this year.

Mockingbird legacy

Ten authors discuss what To Kill A Mockingbird means to them.

Mockingbird discussion points

Extracts for book club discussion from Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird.

Rejected Watchman covers revealed

Designs that didn’t make it – Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman.