TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, The Graphic Novel

Two years after the controversy over the publication of a newly-discovered manuscript by Harper Lee, comes the announcement of a graphic novel version of To Kill a Mockingbird, to be published by HarperCollins in November of next year. Reporting the story, the Associated press notes, “Lee, who died in 2016, had resisted alternate editions of her book until late in life. Only in 2014 did she permit an e-book of Mockingbird.

Fred Fordham, who illustrated Philip Pullman’s graphic novel The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship (Scholastic/GRAPHIX), will create the new edition.

The Guardian reports that “the Lee estate approached the publisher with the idea of a graphic novel,” and that it is “the latest in a number of posthumous projects based on the work of a writer who was famously shy of publicity,” including a group of tourist attractions  set to open later this year in the author’s home town of Monroeville, Alabama.

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