I love this juxtaposition, and I also did not know that Harper Lee helped Truman Capote research In Cold Blood. Thanks NYPL!
Happy 85th Birthday, Harper Lee! Lee published only one book, To Kill a Mockinbird, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1960. After that, she became a close friend of Truman Capote and assisted him in researching what became his book, In Cold Blood. Otherwise, she’s chosen to remain out of the public eye.
The above photo is Capote and Lee, and even farther above that is a drawing of mockingbirds by John James Audubon, which was published in a book titled The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and their Territories in 1840.