Posted on January 13, 2022 at 9:30 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The prevalence of Harper Lee's novel To Kill A Mockingbird is in stark contrast to her avoidance of the spotlight in the decades following its publication.

So Open Culture's post celebrating To Kill A Mockingbird's selection as the best book of the past 125 years (according to readers of the New York Times Book Review) focuses on quality, not quantity, of archived material.

Of the few interviews Lee granted, even fewer of them were recorded — but at least one was.

You can listen to Lee's advice for young writers, given in 1964, below.

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