Go Set a Watchman
The popularity and influence of Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird has transcended generations. For 55 years, fans of Lee’s writing had only that novel to go on, so it’s understandable that the release yesterday of her new book, Go Set a Watchman, has stirred up a lot of interest. It’s also generated intense debate. Wednesday, biographer Charles Shields joins us as we discuss Lee’s new novel and try to understand it through the lens of her life, her legacy, and America’s history of racial tension.
Charles Shields is a biographer of 20th-century writers. His most recent book is And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life [Amazon|Indiebound]. His biography of Harper Lee, Mockingbird, came out in 2006 [Amazon|Indiebound].
Catherine Weller is a co-owner and co-manager of Weller Book Works alongside her husband, Tony Weller.
Betsy Burton is a co-owner and co-founder of The King's English.