Harper Lee

Harper Lee

Harper Lee, b. April 28, 1926, in Monroeville, Alabama, she is best known for writing the Pulitzer Prize-winning best seller, To Kill A Mockingbird in 1959. Shortly after, she helped fellow-writer, friend, Truman Capote write an article for The New Yorker which would later evolve into his non-fiction masterpiece, In Cold Blood. To Kill A Mockingbird was Lee's one and only book.

April 28-today is Harper Lee's birthday! Happy Birthday to Ms. Lee, who wrote my favorite book of all time-To Kill a Mockingbird. It is the only book she has published to date, but when you have written the "Best Novel of the Century" (according to 1999 Library Journal poll), that won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and that remains a best seller to this day, you don't need to publish another book. Hats off to Harper Lee, the Great American Novelist.

Aretha Franklin

Harper Lee

Harper Lee

Sylvia Plath.

Virginia Woolf, author

Dave Grohl / Foo Fighters

Harper Lee…because she created a father figure many of us did not know could exist, until she drew him for us. Because she wrote To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the most lovely and inspirational stories about human dignity and love, of all time. Because she did that one great thing and that was enough for us. And then she moved on to a quieter life and that was enough for her.

Toni Morrison

•"I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do." - Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Gregory Peck reading his own copy of “To Kill a Mockingbird” while on set, 1962.

Astrid Lindgren (the mother of Pippi Longstocking and other famous children's books) I loved watching interviews with her (n Swedish) -- she had a lovely turn of phrase, a down to earth, unsentimental but very loving approach to life and a delicious sense of humor.

Charles Dickens reads to his daughters.

John Steinbeck

Harper Lee: American writer best known for her 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird. It is Lee's only published book, but the critically-acclaimed bestseller made quite an impact on its own. Much of the book is autobiographical and details what Lee saw as a child growing up in the South. The powerful story deals with racial inequality and injustice in the Deep South.

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee (Author) and Mary Badham (Scout)

Love love love this movie! Scout is my kind of girl! "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee is my all time favorite book. The movie with Gregory Peck was equally awesome. Mary Badham played Scout.