Sad to hear that 87-year-old Harper Lee is having to sue to regain control of the rights to her classic and only novel, To Kill A Mockingbird. Reuters reports:
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “To Kill A Mockingbird,” Harper Lee, on Friday sued her literary agent, claiming he tricked her into assigning the copyright on her book to him.
The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Manhattan against Samuel Pinkus, the son-in-law of Lee’s long-time agent, Eugene Winick, who had represented her for more than 40 years. When Winick became ill in 2002, Pinkus diverted several of Winick’s clients to his own company, the lawsuit said.
To Kill A Mockingbird was published in 1960 and has sold over 30 million copies world wide.