What I would give for 5 minutes with Harper Lee

This week, the Daily Beast reported that Harper Lee, author of “To Kill A Mockingbird,” made a surprise visit to a literary luncheon where the Harper Lee award was being presented.

Lee doesn’t make many public appearances. She hasn’t given an interview in more than 40 years.

What I wouldn’t give for a half hour with her. Just to sit and talk with my favorite author would be a dream. To hear about her childhood, her inspiration for “Mockingbird” and her thoughts on Jem, Scout and Atticus.

Often there’s the question: If you could talk with one person, dead or alive, who would that be? Mine would be Harper Lee, even if it was a 5-minute convo at a book signing or event. But it makes me a little less jealous that Lee is rarely seen in the public eye. She’s more of an enigma that way. Though maybe that makes me want to meet her even more, because so few people have had the chance.

What author would you love to meet with?


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