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Wayne Flynt

Pulitzer Prize–nominated author Wayne Flynt is professor emeritus in the History Department at Auburn University. He is the author of fourteen books, and his numerous awards include the Rembert Patrick Award for Florida History, the Lillian Smith Prize for Nonfiction from the Southerngional Council, the Alabama Library Association Award for nonfiction, the C. Vann Woodward/John Hope Franklin Prize by the Fellowship of Southern Writers, the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum Award for Excellence in Writing, and the Alabama Governor’s Award for the Arts.

Part memoir, part biography, Afternoons with Harper Lee is a moving account of over a dozen years spent visiting with the enigmatic doyenne of twentieth-century American letters. From Alabama history and folklore to American literature to everything in between, Afternoons with Harper Lee offers a fascinating, personal glimpse into the mind that crafted one of our most iconic novels.

Afternoons with Harper Lee is a celebration of friendship, literature, and how place and history shape us all,” claimed Daniel Wallace, author of Big Fish. “It’s full of wisdom, love, and loss—heartbreaking and heart-healing in equal measure.”