Author Harper Lee will release a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, 55 years after the release of her only novel it’s been confirmed by her publisher. The 88 year-old will release Go Set a Watchman on July 14, Publisher Harper has confirmed, which was actually written before she completed her iconic novel.
I absolutely cannot wait!!!
Harper Lee said:
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.
"I was a first-time writer, so I did as I was told. I hadn't realized it (the original book) had survived, so was surprised and delighted when my dear friend and lawyer Tonja Carter discovered it. After much thought and hesitation, I shared it with a handful of people I trust and was pleased to hear that they considered it worthy of publication. I am humbled and amazed that this will now be published after all these years.”