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NYT Sues to Have Harper Lee’s Will Unsealed, and Wins

On Tuesday, Harper Lee's will was unsealed, raising new questions and continuing old debates about the author's legacy and what she would have wished for her books going forward.

Reading As Survival

One reader on turning to books to deal with post-election hopelessness.

Cover Face-Off: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Two covers step into the ring, and only one comes out.  That’s right… it’s time again for… ::my best Michael ...

Why Do We Accept Unlikable Characters On the Screen but Not the Page?

On our tendency to forgive unlikability from characters on the big and small screens, but not from literary characters.

Thank You, Nelle Harper Lee

I’ve written about my love of Harper Lee before on Book Riot, and when I saw the tweet that she ...

Bye, Boo: My Love to Harper Lee

She is the heart and whole of my complicated Southern vocabulary–a means of talking about roots in a gracious but ...

Harper Lee Has Died

Harper Lee, beloved author of To Kill a Mockingbird, has passed away at the age of 89 according to one Alabama ...

Southern Lovin’

Flannery O’Connor once said, “Whenever I’m asked why Southern writers particularly have a penchant for writing about freaks, I say ...

On Learning to Love the New Scout and Atticus

Months ago, I wrote about how nervous I was that I wouldn’t like Go Set a Watchman. After reading Kakutani’s ...

Quiz: GO SET A WATCHMAN or WATCHMEN?

How well do you know your Atticus Finch from your Adrian Veidt? Try a hand at our latest quiz, with ...

GO SET A WATCHMAN Will Break Your Heart (And You Should Read it Anyway)

I have always craved more Atticus Finch. He’s become a household god, of sorts, in the lives and literary sensibilities ...

Welcome to Harper Lee Day!

The release of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman is arguably the single most significant and noteworthy literary event of most of ...

Why My High School Production of TKAM Was Shut Down

This post is part of our Harper Lee Reading Day: a celebration of one of the most surprising literary events of ...

Why I’ll Wait to Read GO SET A WATCHMAN

This post is part of our Harper Lee Reading Day: a celebration of one of the most surprising literary events of ...

What Would Atticus Do?

This post is part of our Harper Lee Reading Day: a celebration of one of the most surprising literary events of ...