Wednesday, 7 July 2010

50th anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a MockingbirdReclusive author Harper Lee has surprisingly spoken to the Mail on Sunday for the 50th anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird, which occurs this year. The world-famous author now aged 84 and living in Monroeville, Alabama, agreed to be interviewed if she was not asked about her famous Pulitzer prize-winning novel. To Kill a Mockingbird, which follows the trial of a black man accused of raping a white girl, was first published on 11 July 1960. Named best novel of the 20th century by American librarians, it has sold more than 30 million copies around the world and has been translated into more than 40 languages, according to its publisher. Writing in The Irish Times Weekend Review, Sat July 3rd, Eileen Battersby said "Her one and only work remains as fresh as the first time we encountered it, as bright and as full of purpose as when it was first published on July the 11th, 1960, 50 years ago next week".
Click here for the interview in the Mail on Sunday…

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