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U.S. President George W. Bush (R) before awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to American novelist Harper Lee (L) in the East Room of the White House, in this November 5, 2007, file photo. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files

Harper Lee Described Trump Casino As Her Idea Of Hell

“The worst punishment God can devise for this sinner is to make her spirit resident eternally at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City,” the To Kill a Mockingbird author wrote in the 1990 letter.

March 29, 2016
U.S. President George W. Bush (R) before awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to American novelist Harper Lee (L) in the East Room of the White House, in this November 5, 2007, file photo. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Author Harper Lee Dies At 89

The author Lee wrote one of America’s most beloved literary classics

February 19, 2016

Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set A Watchman’ Reveals A Darker Side Of Maycomb

It would be a mistake to read Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman as a sequel to her 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird. There are many points of divergence or overlap between the novels, which are related in a complicated way.

July 19, 2015

The Troubling Legacy Of Atticus Finch

Harper Lee’s newly released novel presents us with a stunningly bigoted Atticus Finch. What are we to make of the character now?

July 18, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

Before the sequel hits shelves, brush up on the original ‘Mockingbird.’

February 7, 2015