Kathryn Stockett was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in English and Creative Writing, she moved to New York City where she worked in magazine publishing and marketing for nine years. She currently lives in Atlanta with her husband and daughter. This is her first novel.
Praise for "The Help"
This could be one of the most important pieces of fiction since "To Kill a Mockingbird "If you read only one book let this be it. NPR.org
Wise, poignant You ll catch yourself cheering out loud. "People"
Graceful and real, a compulsively readable story. "Entertainment Weekly"
A beautiful portrait of a fragmenting world. "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution"
The must-read choice of every book club in the country. The Huffington Post"