Harper Lee Breaks Her Silence

harperleearticle-1289793-0A3773A3000005DC-963_468x286There is simply no predicting what Miss Harper Lee, the author of “To Kill A Mockingbird,” celebrating its 50th anniversary, will do next. (She is pictured above in her Monroeville, Alabama home.) She hadn’t given an interview since 2006 (and that was very brief) and before that not since 1964. Well, she just gave one to, of all places, London’s Mail on Sunday. I say “of all places” because the Mail is a tabloid more often given to shrieking the sex secrets of soccer stars than the polite observations of reclusive American authors. Nelle, as Miss Lee is called by family, would only speak to the reporter if she agreed not to mention “Mockingbird.” Among her sole novel’s success, she says, “It was like being hit over the head and knocked cold.” The world is still reeling.

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