Harper Lee, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of To Kill a Mockingbird has died at age 89.
Born Nelle Harper Lee on April 28, 1926, she grew up in Monroeville, Ala., where she was close friends with Truman Capote (whom she would later help with his work onIn Cold Blood). Her father was a lawyer, like Atticus Finch, the hero of Mockingbird.
Lee published Mockingbird in 1960 and won the Pulitzer Prize the following year. The 1962 film adaptation starring Gregory Peck won three Academy Awards.
This story originally appeared on time.com.