Law in Popular Culture

Harper Lee will release a digital version of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Harper Lee will release To Kill a Mockingbird in digital format on July 8, the 54th anniversary of the book’s publication.

The book will be published as an ebook and a downloadable audiobook narrated by Sissy Spacek, report the Associated Press, the Guardian, CNN and the New York Times ArtsBeat blog.

Lee turned 88 on Monday. “I’m still old-fashioned. I love dusty old books and libraries,” Lee said in a statement issued by her publisher, HarperCollins. “I am amazed and humbled that Mockingbird has survived this long. This is Mockingbird for a new generation.”

To Kill a Mockingbird and Catcher in the Rye were among the classics not available in digital form.

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