'To Kill a Mockingbird' graphic novel coming in 2018


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  • Books
  • Saturday, 10 Jun 2017

Art from the To Kill a Mockingbird graphic novel. Photo: AFP

Harper Lee's classic novel is to be adapted into a graphic novel that has been endorsed by the estate of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

Publisher William Heinemann, which originally published the novel in 1960 in Britain, will also publish the graphic novel. Fred Fordham – the author/illustrator behind Philip Pullman's first graphic novel – will draw and adapt the work.

"Fred's work has a quality that surpasses time, just like the novel he will bring to life in a new way," said the Estate of Harper Lee in a statement.

To Kill a Mockingbird, whose author died in 2016, has been translated into more than 40 languages and sells well over a million copies annually worldwide.The graphic novel adaptation is to publish globally on Nov 1, 2018. – AFP Relaxnews

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