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Harper Lee

Harper Lee is best known for writing the Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller To Kill a Mockingbird (1960)—her one and only published novel.
  • Author
  • (1926–)

Truman Capote

Truman Capote was a trailblazing writer of Southern descent known for the works Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood, among others.
  • Author
  • (1924–1984)

Flannery O'Connor

Flannery O'Connor is considered one of the best short story authors of the 20th century. She wrote about religious themes and southern life.
  • Author
  • (1925–1964)

William Faulkner

William Faulkner was a Nobel Prize-winning novelist of the American South who wrote challenging prose and created the fictional Yoknapatawpha County. He is known for novels like The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying.
  • Author
  • (1897–1962)

Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams was a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright whose works include, A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
  • Playwright
  • (1911–1983)

Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell wrote the bestselling 1936 novel Gone With the Wind, which was made into an enduring film classic.
  • Author
  • (1900–1949)

Comedian Bill Maher: A Stand-Up Guy for Animals

April is Animal Cruelty Prevention Month, and to spread the word we're spotlighting some outspoken celebs who are doing the right thing by other species. Here's our look at the good works of Bill Maher, the talk show host who has been talking up about the fair treatment of animals.

Quote of the Week: Anne Frank

Today marks Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorating the victims of the systematic annihilation and oppression of millions during the Nazi regime. We honor them with a quote from Anne Frank, a Holocaust victim who remains a symbol of hope that this horrifying and tragic time in history should never be repeated.
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