Writer, born in Monroeville, Alabama, USA. She attended Huntington College (1944–5), studied law at the University of Alabama (1945–9), and attended Oxford University for one year. She was an airline reservation clerk in New York City during the 1950s before returning to Monroeville. Her first and only novel, To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), received critical acclaim and was made into a highly successful film in 1962.
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