Truman Capote’s To kill a mockingbird.

History of Sorts


Alright, before I get the whole world of literature chasing me out of town, let me explain the title of this blog.

Every one knows that ‘to Kill a Mockingbird’ was penned by Harper Lee.

Harper Lee and Truman Capote were very close friends.


It may surprise you to know that the dorky kid next door from To Kill a Mockingbird was based on infamous crime writer Truman Capote.

Capote and author Harper Lee were next door neighbors, and remained close friends into adulthood, even traveling around the U.S. together. When Lee penned her famous novel, she added a nod to Capote as he was as a child, in the character of Dill.


Being great friends Capote returned the favour. Capote based the character of Idabel in Other Voices, Other Rooms on his Monroeville neighbor and best friend, Harper Lee. Capote once acknowledged this: “Mr. and Mrs. Lee, Harper Lee’s mother and father, lived very near. She was…

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