Harper Lee sues literary Agent

Saturday, 04 May 2013 - 13:15


The author of To Kill A Mockingbird has sued a literary agent she says tricked her into assigning him the copyright on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book.


Harper Lee, 87, says Samuel Pinkus took advantage of her failing hearing and eyesight to transfer the rights and has failed to respond to licence requests.


To Kill A Mockingbird was published in 1960 and is considered a classic. It has sold more than 30 million copies.


Lee is rarely seen in public and declines almost all interview requests.