Harper Lee’s unpublished novel Go Set a Watchman is to be released 60 years after the author put it aside to write To Kill a Mockingbird.
Go Set a Watchman, which features the character of Scout as an adult, will be released on July 14.
Harper Lee wrote the novel in the mid-1950s but put it aside on the advice of her editor.
“I thought it a pretty decent effort.” said the author in a statement.
“I am humbled and amazed that this will now be published after all these years.”
Set in the fictional southern town of Maycomb during the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman sees Scout return from New York to visit her father, the lawyer Atticus Finch.
According to the publisher’s announcement: “She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand her father’s attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood.”