Lynda Hawryluk is Senior Lecturer in Writing at Southern Cross University, New South Wales, Australia. The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide news analysis and commentary. The content is produced solely by The Conversation.
(CNN)The provenance of "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1960) is perhaps less well known than the novel itself, which has come to be even less remarked upon than the legal travails and self-imposed isolation of the author who penned the work.