Saturday, March 31, 2012

Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

Below is an excerpt from an article entitled:
Whodunit? 10 Famous Ghostwriting Collaborations by 
Dear readers I would love to hear what you think about this theory.

Harper Lee and Truman Capote

We might be cheating a little bit on this one, but the ghostwriting rumor surrounding Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is too juicy not to mention. Lee’s childhood friendship with writer Truman Capote is at the center of the ghostwriting debate. Capote was the basis for a character in the classic novel (Dill), it’s said he helped mentor Lee, and an old newspaper report quoted Capote’s father stating that his son had written the story. Eventually the rumor was put to rest when old letters and notes from Capote and Lee’s editor cleared things up, but this is one of those ongoing tales that never seems to fade completely.