American writer Harper Lee, the author of the famous novel «to Kill a Mockingbird», died in Monroeville (Alabama). She was 89 years old. In 2015 the sequel of the cult book.
Lee was considered the author of one book. Her first novel was published in 1961, and she received the Pulitzer prize. Since then it sold more 30 million copies of the book and the movie 1962, received three awards «Oscar». After that, she did not publish other books for over 40 years.
In 2015 was published the novel «Go set a watchman». Harper Lee has said that this book was written before «to Kill a Mockingbird» and described the adult life of the protagonist of «Mockingbird» – Jean Louise Finch or Scout. When Harper Lee took the manuscript of «Go set a watchman», finished in the mid 50-ies, in publishing, she was advised to write another novel based on the memoirs of the main character, tells about her childhood. She did just that.
The novel «to Kill a Mockingbird» is a mandatory program for most American schools. The book repeatedly occupied the leading positions in the lists of the best books according to various media, and in 2008-m to year, in the survey of two thousand people, was named online store Play.com «the best book of all time».