Harper Lee Granted Presidential Medal of Freedom
Harper Lee published just one book but it was a classic. To Kill a Mockingbird is the biggest selling novel of all time according to Guinness Book of World Records and was awarded the Pulitizer Prize in 1961. It is the number one book that every adult should read before they die according to the World Book Day poll conducted in the UK last year.
According the Guardian article, Harper Lee is a famous recluse who is known only for her one novel and one interview in forty years. To Kill a Mockingbird is said to have sold over 30 million copies, helped in no small part I believe to the fact that it is on the required reading list in many junior high and high school curriculums. A book like Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” should be on everyone’s required reading list.
Via The Guardian.