Thursday, May 16, 2013

“To Kill a Mockingbird” Author Sues Her Literary Agent

When Harper Lee help Truman Capote write "in Cold Blodd," he gave her no credit. Now, someone else is trying to rip her off--not her reputation, but her royalties.

Harper Lee, 87, the author of Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “To Kill A Mockingbird,” has sued her literary agent Samuel Pinkus, alleging that he tricked her into assigning him the copyright of her book. Published in 1960, “To Kill A Mockingbird,” is known as a classic, and is the only book published by the author.

Harper-Lee, who lives in Monroeville, Alabama, has alleged that Samuel Pinkus took advantage of her old age and transferred the rights to the book to secure “irrevocable” interest in the income from Lee’s book. To date, the novel has sold more than 30 million copies.

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