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To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel written by Harper Lee. She was born on April 28th, 1926. Despite the fact that To Kill a Mockingbird was the only book she ever published, she is acclaimed as one of the greatest American novelists of XX century. The book attracted international attention and received immediate recognition. In 1961, one year after its publication and release to the market, the book won the Pulitzer Prize. It earned credit as a classical American literature. In 2007 Lee was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her immense contribution to the American literature. Lee studied law, a faculty that shaped her perspective on human rights and justice. Her choice of characters was influenced by how she viewed her family and close neighbors. Her experience in writing also resulted from working with the Rammer Jammer, an editor, while in school. Throughout her life, Lee was considered a quiet and mysterious woman. Even with the high recognition by the state, she chose not to speak about her success. Lee was awarded several honorary degrees that she never disclosed. Harper Lee’s success is not only attributed to her books. She played a crucial role to help Truman Capote, her close friend in research that yielded another book, In Cold Blood, which was published in 1966. It was revealed later on that Capote formed the basis of character development in the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Lee chose to avoid public attention throughout her lifetime. She died aged 89, February 19, 2016.