Join Susannah Fullerton as she presents her lecture HARPER LEE AND ‘TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD’ via ZOOM. Please ensure you have downloaded and signed up to Zoom before the lecture begins https://zoom.us/
To Kill A Mockingbird won the Pulitzer Prize, and is beloved around the world, and yet its topics of rape and racial inequality have also made it controversial. Did it allow Harper Lee to live up to her desire to be ‘The Jane Austen of South Alabama’? What makes this book so powerful?
Harper Lee was given an incredibly generous Christmas gift of one year of finance that would allow her to quit her job and focus on writing – the result was this amazing book.
Join Susannah Fullerton to look at what drove her to write this controversial classic.
SUSANNAH FULLERTON has been the President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia for more than twenty years. She has written several books about Jane Austen and has lectured about her favourite novelist around Australia and overseas. She received an OAM for services to literature and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW. Susannah is also the Patron of the Kipling Society of Australia. She leads literary tours to the UK, Europe, NZ and the USA, and she sends out a popular and free monthly blog, ‘Notes from a Book Addict’ which you can sign up for on her website. Susannah is one of ADFAS’s most popular Australian lecturers and she offers a wide range of talks about famous writers and their works.
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This lecture is supported with funds provided by The Colin Holden Charitable Trust
Image credit: still from To Kill a Mockingbird (film 1962) directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch and Brock Peters as Tom Robinson.
Image credit: still from To Kill a Mockingbird (film 1962) directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch and Mary Badham as Jean Louise "Scout" Finch.