Harper Lee Denies Cooperating With Upcoming Biography

Posted on April 28, 2011

Yesterday, Penguin Press announced details about a biography of To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee that was being written by former Chicago Tribune reporter Marja Mills. Penguin said in its news release that author Harper Lee cooperated with the biography. This was significant news since Harper Lee rarely grants interviews or talks to the press.

Now, the New York Times is reporting that Harper Lee has issued a statement through her sister's law firm denying she had anything to do with the biography. Here is the statement Harper Lee released.

"Contrary to recent news reports, I have not willingly participated in any book written or to be written by Marja Mills. Neither have I authorized such a book. Any claims otherwise are false."

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