With the help of booksellers and librarians from around the world, we’ve created this collection of 200 iconic HarperCollins titles—beloved books that have inspired, informed, entertained, and endured.
Whether they are prizewinners, runaway bestsellers, groundbreaking nonfiction, or simply a favorite novel, these books have all had a singular influence on our literary culture.
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“Perhaps the most important novel on race to come out of the white south in decades” (New York Times), Go Set a Watchman was originally written in the mid-1950s and was assumed to have been lost. The manuscript was discovered in late 2014. After its publication in 2015, it became the bestselling novel of the year.
Although she was born in Monroeville, Alabama (the real-life counterpart to Maycomb in To Kill A Mockingbird), at age 23, Harper Lee moved to New York City to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer—click here to listen to an audio excerpt from the HarperCollins NYC Author Audio Tour about how this helped her develop as a writer.