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To Kill a Mockingbird Nelle Harper Lee used her life as part of her storyline in To Kill a Mockingbird Mockingbird won many award like the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 Her story was also turned into an Academy award winning film and an English play To Kill a Mockingbird is a story about friendships racism and injustices ABOUT NELLE HARPER LEE She was born on April 28 1926 in Monroeville Alabama She studied law at the University of Alabama from 1945-1949 and then spent a year as an exchange student in Oxford University She then went to New York to pursue a career in writing Lee worked as an Airline reservation clerk with British Overseas Airways and Eastern Air Lines during the 1950s She used the Scottsboro incident in 1931 as part of her storyline about Tom Robinson and Mayella Ewell Harper Lee was born in a small town like Maycomb Her Father Amasa Coleman Lee resembles Attticus Finch her childhood friend famous novelist and essayist Truman Capote was the inspiration of Dill and she used names from some of her family members as the names of some of the characters in To Kill a Mockingbird SUCCESS OF TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Harper Lees only published novel To Kill a Mockingbird sold over fifth teen million copies Her story made her famous but she avoided the spotlight by not being interviewed and declining to write a film version of To Kill a Mockingbird A year after Mockingbird was published it was turned into an Academy Award winning film On May 291961 the Alabama Legislature had passed a resolution to congratulate Lee on her success She also brought awareness about racism and injustice It was also translated into several languages In 1987 Christopher Sergel turned To Kill a Mockingbird into an English Play LEES OTHER WORK AWARDS On May 1961 Nelle Harper
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