Hold on to your hat! Harper Lee says that after 60 years of collecting dust, her unpublished novel will see the light of day on July 14th this year.
Up until now, Harper Lee, 88, has only published one book, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Sound familiar? Yes, the novel is no small feat; it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961, and clinched Lee the Presidential Medal of Freedom among other prestigious awards.
In what is being dubbed an “extraordinary literary event,” fans have something more to look forward to from Lee. The new novel, “Go Set a Watchman” will feature Scout Finch (from “To Kill a Mockingbird”) as an adult returning from New York to visit her father Atticus Finch.
Lee says she thought the novel was lost until her friend and lawyer Tonja Carter discovered it attached to the original typescript of “To Kill a Mockingbird” last autumn.
Publisher HarperCollins plans on printing two million copies on the first round. We wish Lee the best of luck with her new novel, and will be the first in line to pick it up in stores.