Nelle Harper Lee (born April 28, 1926) is an American author known for her 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird

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I never expected any sort of success with 'Mockingbird,' i didn't expect the book to sell in the first place. I was hoping for a quick and merciful death at the hands of reviewers, but at the same time I sort of hoped that maybe someone would like it enough to give me encouragement. Public encouragement. I hoped for a little, as I said, but I got rather a whole lot, and in some ways this was just about as frightening as the quick, merciful death I'd expected.

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Naturally, you don't sit down in 'white hot inspiration' and write with a burning flame in front of you, but since I knew I could never be happy being anything but a writer, and 'Mockingbird' put itself together for me so accommodatingly, I kept at it because I knew it had to be my first novel, for better or for worse.

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Well, it's better to be silent than be a fool.

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I can't say that (my reaction) was one of surprise. It was one of sheer numbness. It was like being hit over the head and knocked cold.

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We were all excited that there might be another one and we ’re hoping it might still be out there somewhere.

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Scout, Atticus Boo : A Celebration of 50 Years of' To Kill a Mockingbird,' i haven't spoken to Harper Lee directly about this. And not many people have, except for Harper Lee agent and lawyer.

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In the mid-1950s, I completed a novel called' Go Set a Watchman,' it features the character known as Scout as an adult woman, and I thought it a pretty decent effort. My editor, who was taken by the flashbacks to Scout's childhood, persuaded me to write a novel( what became' To Kill a Mockingbird') from the point of view of the young Scout.

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Our main street director told me and she had heard it from the book store. It's definitely great news, everyone has always speculated about a second book. Everyone who read(' Mockingbird') has said,' Oh I wish she had written another book.' It's good for Monroeville. Her book brings people here every day.

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I can't say that( my reaction) was one of surprise. It was one of sheer numbness. It was like being hit over the head and knocked cold.

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