“Wayne Flynt is the great Talmudic scholar of Alabama, and this vivid, affecting deconstruction of his friendship with Harper Lee...is a huge reward and pleasure for those of us who under- stand that, unaccountably, all roads seem to lead to our grand and terrifying state.”
— Diane McWhorter, author of Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama—The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution
“Afternoons with Harper Lee is a celebration of friendship, litera- ture, and how place and history shape us all. It’s full of wisdom, love, and loss—heartbreaking and heart-healing in equal mea- sure. I so enjoyed this book!”
— Daniel Wallace, author of Big Fish
Part memoir, part biography, Afternoons with Harper Lee is histo- rian Wayne Flynt’s moving account of over a dozen years spent visiting with the enigmatic doyenne of twentieth century Amer- ican letters. From Alabama history and folklore to American lit-
erature to everything in between, Afternoons with Harper Lee of- fers a fascinating, personal glimpse into the mind that crafted one of our most iconic novels.
Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Wayne Flynt is professor emeritus in the history department at Auburn University. He is the author of fourteen books, and his numerous awards include the Rem- bert Patrick Award for Florida History, the Lillian Smith Prize for Nonfiction from the Southern Re- gional Council, the Alabama Library Association Award for nonfiction, the C. Vann Woodward/John Hope Franklin Prize by the Fellowship of Southern Writers, the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum Award for Excellence in Writing, and the Alabama Governor's Award for the Arts.