Harper Lee a Well-Known Us Writer is No More [ Current Affairs ]


Harper Lee a famous US has writer passed away in Monroeville, Alabama, US at the age of 89 years. A novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ has been penned by her which was released in 1960 and had become a classic of modern American literature.

  • More than 40 million copies has sold worldwide of this novel.
  • The book was about presence in American literature and includes the tale of a white lawyer defending a black man accused of rape in the Deep South.

About Harper Lee:

  • She was born on 28th April 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama, US as Nelle Harper Lee.
  • Academy Award (Oscars) To Kill a Mockingbird an American classic is also written by her.
  • She had penned Go Set a Watchman novel in 1950s mid and it was published in July 2015 as “Sequel” of To Kill a Mockingbird.

Awards and Honours:

  • Prize (1961)
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom (2007) for her contribution to literature.

- Published on: February 23, 2016