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Harper Lee Is Just ‘Happy As Hell’ About Go Set a Watchman

5 February 2015 10:15 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

After questions about Harper Lee's willingness to publish a second book muddied this week's news of a To Kill a Mockingbird follow-up, the 88-year-old issued a riposte, saying, "I'm alive and kicking and happy as hell with the reactions to [Go Set a] Watchman." According to the New York Times, the statement comes via Harper's lawyer, Tonja Carter, who visited the author at an assisted-living facility in Monroeville, Alabama, on Wednesday. Carter, who has avoided discussing the matter with the media, passed the remarks along to Harper's international literary agent, Andrew Nurnberg. Despite Lee's purported assurances, some in her hometown are surprised that Watchman is bound for publication. "People knew about the book, but never for sure," said Karen Hare, the owner of a catfish restaurant in Monroeville. "She always said she didn’t want anything done until she died." Nurnberg told the Times the writer was hesitant to publish Watchman but »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Harper Lee Denies Rumors She Was 'Pressured' into Releasing New Book

5 February 2015 12:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Harper Lee has shot down concerns that she was "pressured" into releasing her new book. Fans of the reclusive author were thrilled earlier this week when she announced plans to release a sequel to her classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird - 55 years after it was first published. But the announcement raised some eyebrows, with people like actress Mia Farrow suggesting that the 88-year-old was being coerced into releasing the lost novel, titled Go Set a Watchman. Is someone taking advantage of our national treasure, 88 year old Harper Lee?— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) February 4, 2015 For years, Lee and her estate were »

- Tara Fowler, @waterfowlerta

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Harper Lee Denies Rumors She Was 'Pressured' into Releasing New Book

5 February 2015 12:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Harper Lee has shot down concerns that she was "pressured" into releasing her new book. Fans of the reclusive author were thrilled earlier this week when she announced plans to release a sequel to her classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird - 55 years after it was first published. But the announcement raised some eyebrows, with people like actress Mia Farrow suggesting that the 88-year-old was being coerced into releasing the lost novel, titled Go Set a Watchman. Is someone taking advantage of our national treasure, 88 year old Harper Lee?— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) February 4, 2015 For years, Lee and her estate were »

- Tara Fowler, @waterfowlerta

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6 Classic Novels That Could Use a Sequel

3 February 2015 10:47 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960 to universal acclaim and became one of the most celebrated works in American literature. Despite winning a Pulitzer Prize and earning Lee a Congressional Medal of Freedom in 2007, it was the author's only published book.

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On July 14, Lee's second novel Go Set a Watchman will be hitting bookstore shelves, nearly 54 years after To Kill a Mockingbird. The story, which Lee actually wrote before her debut novel but never published, serves as a sequel to Mockingbird, and follows the original book's beloved characters years after the events depicted in Lee's masterpiece.

Now that To Kill a Mockingbird has a follow-up, it's time to go back and see what other famous literary works could use a Part Two. Here are six classic novels that are begging for a sequel.

1. The Catcher »

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Harper Lee’s Editor on the New Book, Which He Only Learned About ‘Yesterday’

3 February 2015 3:04 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The upcoming arrival of Harper Lee’s second novel, Go Set a Watchman, came as just as much of a shock to people in the publishing industry as it did to the rest of us. Even Hugh Van Dusen, Lee’s editor at HarperCollins, didn’t learn about the book’s existence until yesterday. Van Dusen, who’s been working with Lee for years, spoke to us about the new book, the author’s current life, and whether or not she’s been able to put some recent legal skirmishes behind her.  When did you learn the book existed?I learned yesterday. Other people have read it at Harper, but I haven't yet. The book had been a deep secret here, even to me.  Do you remember your reaction in the moment?Amazement. It’s absolutely stunning. To find a complete and apparently very good book by a writer of this caliber? »

- David Marchese

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Does Harper Lee Really Want Go Set a Watchman to be Published?

3 February 2015 2:43 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The release of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird sequel might not actually be as joyous as it seems. When news of Go Set a Watchman, the author's recently discovered novel, dropped this morning, fans of the 1960s classic immediately celebrated. Despite such critical and commercial success, Lee never published again after Mockingbird, and it's left her legions of followers thirsty for more. But, there is also a darker side to the story that's worth looking into—especially out of respect for the famed author.  The most jarring contradiction to the seemingly happy announcement is the fact that Harper Lee is famously press-averse, choosing to stay out of the public eye and refusing »

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Harper Lee to publish To Kill a Mockingbird sequel Go Set a Watchman

3 February 2015 2:05 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Well, here’s a shocker. Some 55 years after the publication of her Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, Harper Lee is set to release her second novel, a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird entitled Go Set a Watchman.

“In the mid-1950s, I completed a novel called Go Set a Watchman,'” said Lee in a statement released today. “It features the character known as Scout as an adult woman, and I thought it a pretty decent effort. My editor, who was taken by the flashbacks to Scout’s childhood, persuaded me to write a novel (what became To Kill a Mockingbird) from the point of view of the young Scout. I was a first-time writer, so I did as I was told. I hadn’t realized it (the original book) had survived, so was surprised and delighted when my dear friend and lawyer Tonja Carter discovered it. After much thought and hesitation, »

- Gary Collinson

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Harper Lee Releasing ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Sequel ‘Go Set A Watchman’

3 February 2015 2:03 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Harper Lee, the famously reclusive author of To Kill a Mockingbird, plans to publish a sequel to the American classic. Harper Lee To Publish Second Book Lee, 88, penned Go Set A Watchman back in the 1950s – before she sat down to write the novel for which she is known. The book, which comes in […]

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- Chelsea Regan

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Read Harper Lee’s 5 Amazing Nonfiction Pieces

3 February 2015 10:08 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It's hard to think of a more pleasant literary surprise than the one we all got today when word arrived that Harper Lee has a new novel coming out. Go Set a Watchman, a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee's heretofore only published novel, is set to be published on July 14. Given Lee's scant output, a second novel is obviously huge news, but the reclusive author also has a small body of published nonfiction work to her credit. The five pieces below represent the entirety of her published writing, apart from Mockingbird. It's not much, but it'll have to tide you over till Go Set a Watchman arrives five months from now. 1. "Love—In Other Words" This piece, a gorgeous inquiry into the meaning of love, originally appeared in the April 15, 1961 issue of Vogue.  2. "Christmas to Me" Lee's reminiscence of receiving a cherished Christmas gift. From a December »

- David Marchese

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Harper Lee Is Publishing a Sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird

3 February 2015 9:23 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

To Kill a Mockingbird is a staple of American literature, as any astute middle school student knows. Over five decades after it was released, author Harper Lee is publishing a second book. Titled Go Set a Watchman, Lee actually wrote the book before To Kill a Mockingbird, and it features the novel's main character, Scout, as an adult. "I thought it a pretty decent effort," Lee said in a statement. "My editor, who was taken by the flashbacks to Scout's childhood, persuaded me to write a novel (now known as To Kill a Mockingbird) from the point of view of the young Scout." The new novel, which will be released on July 14, will revolve around Scout returning home from New York to visit her father. What do you think of the news? Will you read the new book? »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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Harper Lee to Publish ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Sequel 55 Years After Original Novel

3 February 2015 9:15 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” has remained one of the most beloved books of the past five decades, and now the author will have the opportunity to revisit that singular success with “Go Set a Watchman,” a sequel to the classic 1960 novel. The new book will be published by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, on July 14, 2015.

“Watchman” was originally written before “Mockingbird,” and features the bestseller’s protagonist, Scout, as an adult. Set during the mid-1950s, it features many of the characters from “To Kill a Mockingbird” some twenty years later. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father, Atticus. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand her father’s attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood.

“In the mid-1950s, »

- Laura Prudom

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Harper Lee Set to Release To Kill a Mockingbird Sequel This Summer, 55 Years After It Was Written

3 February 2015 9:08 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It looks like To Kill a Mockingbird won't be the only book that Harper Lee publishes after all. Harper, the beloved author's publisher, announced on Tuesday that they will be releasing a recently discovered second novel this summer. Go Set a Watchman was written in the mid-1950's and focuses on To Kill a Mockingbird's Scout Finch as an adult reminiscing about her childhood. The sequel will feature many of the same characters from the classic book, which has sold more than 40 million copies around the world. Lee, 88, released a statement regarding the exciting literary news and explained why she didn't release the follow-up sooner. "My editor, who was taken by the »

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Harper Lee to Release Second Novel 55 Years After To Kill a Mockingbird

3 February 2015 8:25 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Harper Lee enthusiasts, rejoice! The reclusive author will release a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird this summer, her first new work in more than 50 years and her second book ever, the publisher Harper announced Tuesday. Originally written in the 1950s, Go Set a Watchman is effectively a follow-up to Lee's popular debut, though it was actually penned years before. "In the mid-1950s, I completed a novel called Go Set a Watchman," the 88-year-old Lee said in a statement. "It features the character known as Scout as an adult woman, and I thought it a pretty decent effort," she said. »

- Tara Fowler, @waterfowlerta

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The Decline of Harper Lee

3 February 2015 8:17 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

This piece originally ran in July 2014. We are rerunning it with the announcement that Harper Lee is releasing a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird. For Monroeville, Alabama, population 6,400 and shrinking, the summer of 2010 was momentous. Over a long July weekend, locals reenacted historical vignettes, held a silent auction, cooked a southern feast, and led tours of local landmarks. There was a documentary screening, two lawn parties, and a marathon reading of the novel whose 50th anniversary was the grand occasion. To Kill a Mockingbird, which needs no introduction — because it is the introduction, for most American children, to civil rights, literature, and the justice system — had sold nearly a million copies for each year in print. There were at least 50 other celebrations nationwide, but the epicenter was Monroeville, a place whose only real industry (the lingerie plant having recently shuttered) was Mockingbird-related tourism. »

- Boris Kachka

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How Long Until The Movie Happens? Harper Lee To Publish 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Sequel This Summer

3 February 2015 8:16 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Winner of three Academy Awards including Best Actor for Gregory Peck, included in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 1995, and ranked by The American Film Institute as one of the 100 Greatest Films Of All Time, with Atticus Finch the Greatest Movie Hero the screen has ever seen, "To Kill A Mockingbird" is more than just an American cinema classic. But it all started with Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, published to great acclaim in 1960, becoming a standard in schools and homes across the country and around the world. And in the decades since, 'Mockingbird' has remained unshakeable in its status as part of the American canon, all while the myth around the author grew as she became reclusive, refused to grant interviews or speak to the press, and never published another book again. Until now. Truly surprising has news arrived today from Harper Publishing, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Harper Lee Wrote a To Kill a Mockingbird Sequel, and It’s Coming in July

3 February 2015 8:06 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Fifty-five years after her first novel, Harper Lee is finally releasing a follow-up: Lee's publisher announced today that it would be releasing a new book by the reclusive author, coming July 14. The book, which was completed in the 1950s, was Lee's attempt at telling the story of the adult Scout Finch; her editor, she said, preferred the flashbacks to Scout's youth, and convinced her to put it on hold to write the book that would become To Kill a Mockingbird. "I hadn't realized [the first book] had survived," Lee said in a statement, "so [I] 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." Its title is Go Set a Watchmen, which appears to have narrowly beat out our suggestion, 2 Kill 2 »

- Nate Jones

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Harper Lee to Publish First Novel in More than 50 Years

3 February 2015 7:50 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

To Kill a Mockingbird will not be Harper Lee's only published book after all. Publisher Harper announced Tuesday that Go Set a Watchman, a novel the Pulitzer Prize-winning author completed in the 1950s and put aside, will be released July 14. Rediscovered last fall, Go Set a Watchman is essentially a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, although it was finished earlier. The 304-page book will be Lee's second, and her first new work in more than 50 years. The publisher plans a first printing of two million copies. "In the mid-1950s, I completed a novel called Go

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Harper Lee Publishing To Kill a Mockingbird Sequel: More Than 50 Years Later, Scout Finch All Grown Up!

3 February 2015 4:52 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Not one and done, after all. To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee will publish a sequel to her beloved best seller, the scribe's publisher Harper announced Tuesday, Feb. 3. The novel, Go Set a Watchman, was written in the 1950s and shelved by the reclusive author. Harper said Tuesday that it will print 2 million first edition copies of the 304-page book, which will be released on July 14. This is the second novel to be released by Lee, now 88, who confirmed that the story line [...] »

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The Best of “Movie Poster of the Day,” Part 9

2 January 2015 10:31 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Above: Italian 4-foglio for Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, France, 1960); artist: Sandro Symeoni.

The two most popular posters—each with over 600 likes—that I have posted in the past three months on Movie Poster of the Day have been unfamiliar takes on very familiar movies. The stunning Italian 55" x 78" poster for Godard’s Breathless, sold by Posteritati this past fall, is strikingly different from the usual poster images of Belmondo and Seberg strolling the Champs-Elysée or smoking in bed. Instead, artist Sandro Symeoni adapts the climactic scene of the film, but gives it a much more noirish feel, with Belmondo’s petty criminal receding into the blackest of nights. Without looking at the names you’d be hard pressed to identify the film from the poster.

The Russian poster for Star Wars, below, created in 1990 for the first Russian release of the film, is even less easily identifiable: a colorful crayon-drawing »

- Adrian Curry

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The Definitive Best Picture Losers

1 January 2015 12:22 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

40. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Lost to: Silence of the Lambs 1991 was the first time an animated film ever grabbed a nomination for Best Picture with Disney’s version of “Beauty and the Beast.” The film also picked up nominations for sound, Original Score (for which it won) and three – count ‘em Three – for Best Original Song, the Oscar going to the title song. The film never really had a chance of winning (though this was one rare year where the Academy went exceedingly dark with their winner), but its inclusion was the first step toward a wider range of films getting a chance and the creation of the eventual Best Animated Film category.

39. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Lost to: How Green Was My Valley

1941 would one day become one of the most notorious Oscar upsets, but not because of this film, however brilliant it is (the other film is much higher »

- Joshua Gaul

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