‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Author Harper Lee Will Publish Sequel With Adult Scout


FINAL UPDATE,12:30 PM: Adds industry comment below: It’s likely to be the sequel to end all sequels: Fifty-five years after the publication of To Kill A Mockingbird, reclusive novelist Harper Lee will publish her second book, Go Set A Watchman this summer. The central character is a grown-up Scout, the young heroine of the Pulitzer-winning 1960 book, looking back on the events that took place around her father, Southern lawyer Atticus Finch (famously played by Gregory Peck in the 1962 film). And in a twist even a novelist might envy, Lee reveals that Go Set A Watchman was actually written before Mockingbird and sat, untouched and forgotten, for five decades.

Gregory Peck in a scene from the film 'To Kill A Mockingbird'The book will be published on July 14 simultaneously in North America by HarperCollins’ Harper unit and in the UK by Penguin Random House, under its William Heinemann imprint. The deal was negotiated by Michael Morrison, president and publisher of HarperCollins U.S. General Books…

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