Harper Lee doesn’t talk to the press. Everyone — aside from Connor Sheets, a reporter for AL.com — knows this. So Lee reminded him via a short note in the mail:
“Go away! – Harper Lee” was penned by Lee on a two-page letter Sheets had sent her. The letter was obviously the last straw for Lee. Sheets wanted an interview so badly he had contacted the author’s lawyer and publisher. He even went to Lee’s nursing home in Alabama.
Of course Sheets was denied at every turn, but instead of taking the hint, he sent the letter. Lee’s reply will hopefully settle the matter once and for all. It certainly made us like her even more than we already did.