I was flabberghasted to find out that Harper Lee was still alive. The author of To Kill A Mockingbird, which was made into a movie starring Gregory Peck as the book's lawyer protagonist, Atticus, made a rare public appearance when she showed up at the Los Angeles Public Library to accept an award. She was invited by Peck's widow, Veronique. Shortly after publishing the book and winning a Pulitzer in 1960, Lee shunned the public spotlight and refused to grant interviews. To Kill A Mockingbird was her only book.