About the Book Set during the Great Depression in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, To Kill a Mockingbird revolves around Jean Louise Finch, an intelligent yet unconventional girl whose age ranges from six to nine in the three years that the novel covers. While the characters of this book are remotely based on Harper Lee’s observations of her family and neighbours, its plot is based on an event that occurred in Lee’s hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, in 1936. About the Author A connoisseur of modern American literature, Harper Lee was a novelist whose fictional work, To Kill a Mockingbird, catapulted her to success. She has received several accolades for her contribution to English literature, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Besides To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee has also written a book named, Go Set a Watchman, that was published in 2015. Once this book was published, it was confirmed to be the first draft of To Kill a Mockingbird which Harper Lee had penned in the mid-1950s.