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Kathryn Stockett          

Best-Selling Author of "The Help"

Kathryn Stockett is a novelist, best known for her 2009 debut novel, The Help, which is about African-American maids working in white households in Jackson, Mississippi, during the 1960s.

The Help, was on The New York Times Best Seller list for more than 100 weeks.

Prior to writing The Help, Stockett worked in magazine publishing.

She graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in English and Creative Writing.

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The Help


What's next for 'The Help' author Kathryn Stockett

Kathryn Stockett takes her interviews to go, which explains why she's huffing, just slightly, into the phone. "I always do my interviews while walking," says the author, catching her breath, "and you're my 30-minute time slot."

Author Kathryn Stockett on The Real Story Behind ‘The Help’

Kathryn Stockett says she tried not to meddle too much while her close friend Tate Taylor wrote a screenplay based on her bestselling novel “The Help.”

Best-selling author of 'The Help' has a new novel in mind

It’s been nearly two and half years since Kathryn Stockett blew the doors off the publishing world with her surprise best-seller The Help, a story about the enmeshed worlds of African American maids and their white employers in Civil Rights era Jackson, Mississippi.

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