General Question

josie's avatar

Did Truman Capote write "To Kill a Mockingbird"?

Asked by josie (22423 points ) January 4th, 2013

I had my annual Christmas scotch party last week. It is always a hoot. I have friends who love Obama, friends who hate him, friends who think Atlas Shrugged is like the Bible, friends who think it is heresy etc. etc. etc. etc. It is always a great time. Anyway, one of my intellectual friends, who thinks I am a loveable Neanderthal, started talking about the “fact” that Truman Capote wrote or heavily edited To Kill a Mockingbird for his buddy Harper Lee. I read the book in school, so did my kids. It won the Pulitzer prize. But I had never considered or cared about such a thing. I mean, who does not admire Atticus Finch, whoever wrote it. But is it true?

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

6 Answers

zenvelo's avatar

Nah. Completely different writing style.

A better false rumor is “Harper Lee wrote In Cold Blood.

augustlan's avatar

I can’t imagine he did. His style is so different. My favorite book, regardless!

janbb's avatar

He was her childhood friend and the model for Dill. They read each other’s work but I don’t think he wrote any of it.

DrBill's avatar

If Truman Capote wrote or heavily edited To Kill a Mockingbird, I’m sure he would have taken full credit, or at least partial credit for his part.

hopeful5141's avatar

Harper Lee, and didn’t she do a good job!

Answer this question

Login

or

Join

to answer.

This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.

Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
or
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther