Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She is the author of the acclaimed To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman, which became a phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller when it was published in July 2015. Ms. Lee received the Pulitzer Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and numerous other literary awards and honors. She died on February 19, 2016.
Sissy Spacek has been one of film"s most respected actresses for more than three decades. Her many honors include an Academy Award®(Coal Miner"s Daughter), five additional Oscar® nominations (Carrie, Missing, The River, Crimes of the Heart, and In the Bedroom), three Golden Globe Awards and numerous critics awards. Some of Spacek"s other film credits include Raggedy Man (directed by husband Jack Fisk), A Home at the End of the World, The Straight Story, Affliction, Badlands, and The Long Walk Home.