Harper Lee to publish first novel in 55 years

Ben Mixon

Harper Lee, beloved author of the classic best seller, “To Kill A Mockingbird”, announced that she will publish follow up novel in July of this year.

Titled “Go Set a Watchmen”, the setting of the novel is nearly identical to TKAM; only twenty years have passed since the events involving Atticus Finch and company. Still from the perspective of the infamous Scout which we all know so well, the story unfolds as she returns to Maycomb, Alabama to visit her father.

Apparently rediscovered by accident, the 304 page book was actually written before TKAM, and was never intended to be a sequel. Lee said in a statement issued by HarperCollins Publishing company,

 “I hadn’t realized it (Go Set a Watchmen) had survived, so was surprised and delighted when my dear friend and lawyer Tonja Carter discovered it. After much thought and hesitation, I shared it with a handful of people I trust and was pleased to hear that they considered it worthy of publication. I am humbled and amazed that this will now be published after all these years.”

Can we expect Harper Lee to match the greatness of her previous, colossally praised release? One thing is certain, the return of one of America’s most beloved authors is nothing short of exciting.

By: Ben Mixon