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'To Kill A Mockingbird' writer dies at age 89

Published:Friday | February 19, 2016 | 2:32 PM
In this January 10, 2007 file photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning Alabama author, Harper Lee, appears at the Davis Theater in Montgomery in Alabama.
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Harper Lee, the author of To Kill A Mockingbird, has died at the age of 89.

The news was confirmed by the mayor's office in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama.

The novelist was born Nelle Harper Lee on 28 April 1926.

In 1960, she published To Kill A Mockingbird, which was a huge critical and commercial success and won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

It has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.

She did not release another novel until last year, when Go Set A Watchman was published.