American author, Harper Lee, dies at 89
Washington DC: Harper Lee, the author of the masterpiece “To kill a Mockingbird” and one of America’s most celebrated novelists, has died at the age of 89. The author, a Pulitzer winner, had evaded limelight for decades and spent her final years living in seclusion in Monroeville, Alabama. She was born in 1926.
President of the United States, Barack Obama gave a fitting tribute to the author. In his statement, the president stated that Lee changed America for the better with her contribution to literature. The Obama family also wrote that when Harper Lee sat down to write a book, she wasn’t looking for awards or fame. Harper Lee was a country girl who just wanted to tell an honest story about what she saw in life. Former US President, George Bush, who awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007 said the author was a legendary novelist and lovely lady