To Kill a Mockingbird is a book about a lawyer doing the right thing. But, it seems the author’s agent did the wrong thing. Harper Lee has sued her agent, Samuel Pinkus, for allegedly tricking her into signing away her rights to the book with no compensation. Mr. Pnkus is the son-in-law of Ms. Lee’s long-time agent, Eugene Winick. Harper Lee, now 87, says Mr. Pinkus took advantage of her failing eye sight nd hearing to transfer the rights to the book to him in 2007.
Ms. Lee has filed suit in New York City. Mr. Pinkus took over her account when Mr. Winick became ill a few years ago. The reclusive author says she has no memory of signing away her rights to the book. See Manchester Guardian report.