The original manuscript of "Watchman" was considered to have been lost until the fall of 2014, when Lee's lawyer, Tonja Carter, discovered it in a secure location where it had been affixed to an original typescript of "To Kill a Mockingbird," according to HarperCollins.
"In the mid-1950s, I completed a novel called 'Go Set a Watchman,'" said Lee in a HarperCollins . "It features the character known as Scout as an adult woman and I thought it a pretty decent effort. My editor, who was taken by the flashbacks to Scout's childhood, persuaded me to write a novel from the point of view of the young Scout. I was a first-time writer, so I did as I was told."
Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird: New Essays: …
Lee has been awarded numerous awards for "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1960). including the Pulitzer Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The novel was famously made into a film in 1962 starring Gregory Peck.