Having written several long stories, Harper Lee located an agent in November 1956.
Harper Lee died in her sleep of a stroke on the morning of February 19, 2016, aged 89.
Harper Lee, known as Nelle, was born in the Alabama town of Monroeville, on April 28 1926, the youngest of four children of Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Cunningham Finch Lee.
Harper Lee was portrayed by Catherine Keener in the film Capote (2005), by Sandra Bullock in the film Infamous (2006), and by Tracey Hoyt in the TV movie Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story (1998).
Nelle Harper Lee (April 28, 1926 - February 19, 2016) was an American novelist known for her Pulitzer Prize–winning 1960 novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.