Harper Lee puts reporter in his place, writes 'Go Away' on his request to visit

Harper Lee Tells Reporter 'Go Away'
Harper Lee Tells Reporter 'Go Away'



Despite rumors of senility, reclusive author Harper Lee proved she hasn't forgotten her notorious disdain for reporters.

An Alabama reporter, Connor Sheets, sent the 88-year-old "To Kill A Mockingbird" author a letter requesting to visit her at the Meadows of Monroeville nursing home where she lives. According to the Birmingham News, the letter was sent back to him with the words "Go away! -Harper Lee."

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In Sheets' polite letter, he kindly requests her presence to ask her questions about her legacy and her upcoming novel "Go Set A Watchman," saying he tried to stop by the nursing home but was turned away by security.

In February, Lee announced she would be releasing a previously unpublished manuscript which follows the adult life of "Mockingbird" character Scout Finch. The manuscript, titled "Go Set A Watchman," was discovered by her lawyer shortly after the death of Lee's sister and former lawyer, Alice Lee. Fans fear the iconic author is being taken advantage of.

If this Birmingham News reporter was looking to prove she was still lucid, her response proves that she hasn't changed her opinion on the press.

Sheets told the New York Daily News he plans on framing the letter and putting it on his wall.

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