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Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, was born in Mississippi in 1969. The Help, published in 2009, was turned into a film in 2011. Stockett’s novel and its film adaptation have been well received by critics and audiences alike. The novel spent over 100 weeks on the New York Times best seller list.
Stockett used her experiences as a child in the South for her novel. Having grown up with an African American maid, Demetrie, she used the novel to reflect the social changes that occurred during the civil rights movements of the 1960s.
Though based on this, Stockett has maintained that the book is entirely fictional. This was challenged in court by a woman, Abilene Cooper, who had worked as a maid for Stockett’s brother. Cooper claimed that one of the characters in The Help was based on her, something that Stockett firmly denied. The case was later thrown out by a judge.
The Help quickly raised Stockett’s profile, and is, to date, her only published book. She had previously worked in the publishing industry in New York City. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She has not released any information about what she is working on.