Club Book Episode 30 Marja Mills

Journalist Marja Mills made a name for herself in the literature world last year with the publication of her much-anticipated The Mockingbird Next Door. Considered the definitive biography on Harper Lee – the reclusive author behind one of the best-loved novels of the last century – The Mockingbird Next Door became an instant national bestseller. Mills traveled to Lee’s native Monroeville, Alabama in hopes of securing a rare interview for the Chicago Tribune. Exceeding all expectations, Mills struck up an unlikely and close friendship with the literary luminary. In addition to accolades for her writing on Harper Lee, Mills received a Pulitzer Prize as part of a Chicago Tribune team who worked on a 2001 expose about O’Hare Airport entitled “Gateway to Gridlock.”