Talk:Harper Lee

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Alabama State Bar[edit]

I believe you would be interested in knowing that Ms. Lee was given a special, honorary membership in the Alabama State Bar (she is the only person to ever have received such an honor). See the AP story here: http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20080516 /news/949189115 107.7.56.23 (talk) 18:55, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Please add mentions of stroke and Marja Mills[edit]

In 2007, Lee had a stroke. This should probably be mentioned.

Recently, there has been a lot of news about a memoir by Marja Mills that is supposed to contain a lot of information on Lee, and written with her cooperation. Harper Lee currently says she never cooperated on it. (Her sister gave written approval of the memoir, but has now (I think) retracted it.) The Telegraph says, "her agreeing to co-operate with a new literary biographer, Marja Mills, who claims to tell the true story behind her years of silence, is important and surprising news."

See: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/28/us/28brfs-HARPERLEEDEN_BRF.html

98.245.121.56 (talk) 23:06, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

The memoir by Marja Mills has been published: The Mockingbird Next Door: Life With Harper Lee. The Washington Post has a few articles on what the book says about Harper Lee, and the mild controversy the book sparked about invading her privacy:
Mathew5000 (talk) 13:05, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Author?[edit]

Surely, since Lee has written exactly one novel in her lifetime, describing her as an author is similar to describing Richard Branson as an aviator for flying a balloon a few times. In answer to the inevitable question of "what else would you call her?" I don't know. -94.10.200.206 (talk) 19:36, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

She's an author. It's not as if she wrote a cookbook or travel guide to Indiana. She wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that is taught in every English speaking country in the world. --Moni3 (talk) 21:55, 5 December 2011 (UTC)
The Richard Branson article is in the category for "English aviators". AdamSommerton (talk) 21:31, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
what a boorish comment; yes it's like describing Lindbergh as an aviator. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.243.148.28 (talk) 20:09, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

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SIBLINGS?[edit]

Harper Lee only has three siblings: Alice, Frances Louise, and Edwin.

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