In talking about websites we love most, WWP recently remarked on the career and life of author Harper Lee, whose single novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird," has attained and still maintains a place of nearly unrivaled respect in American literature. We commented that the reclusive Ms. Lee hasn't granted interviews since 1963, and it turns out that is not entirely correct. [And we got her age wrong: She's 79, not 80.] It seems that the spritely essayist, who still eschews interviews, has not completely shunned media coverage, at least not for the past four or five years or so, after lending her name to a writing contest involving [who else?] young people.
Today's New York Times sets everything straight, with a lively portrait of the still spritely, ever enigmatic novelist.