Harper Lee
#1414 Overall Influence

Harper Lee

American author

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Nelle Harper Lee was an American novelist best known for her 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird. It won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature. Lee published only two books, yet she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007 for her contribution to literature. She also received numerous honorary degrees, though she declined to speak on those occasions. She assisted her close friend Truman Capote in his research for the book In Cold Blood . Capote was the basis for the character Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Huntingdon College
Huntingdon College

A small private Methodist liberal-arts college located in Montgomery, Alabama

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University of Alabama
University of Alabama

Public university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

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#434 World Rank #93 USA Rank
Literature