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To greet the release of Harper Lee’s long lost Go Set a Watchman, we present a unique, immersive tribute to its legendary companion, To Kill a Mockingbird. First published 45 years ago to immediate acclaim (and a swift Pulitzer gong), To Kill a Mockingbird’s influence runs deep – through the legal and political establishment as well as the literary world.
With the help of six writers, thinkers and artists, and playwright Anne-Louise Sarks, we pull apart and rebuild Mockingbird. They take us through the key moments of the story so well-loved, exposing its incisive relevance through discussions of its major concerns: themes such as race, class and gender, and laws written and unwritten.
Led by host Jennifer Byrne, Nicola Roxon, Lex Lasry, Tony Birch, Virginia Gay and Bruce Gladwin traverse multiple moments and characters from the text as they celebrate a legacy – and its historic twist – half a century in the making.