The maid's tale: Kathryn Stockett examines racism in America's Deep South in her hugely successful debut novel.
She never intended to write a best-selling novel. But since it came out The Help has been a huge hit. It's a story about the relationships between African-American servants and the white women who employed them in the 60s in America's deep south. A minute with Kathryn Stockett.
For me Paris is....sleeping all day and staying out all night.
My first thought when I wake up is...why did I sleep my day away?
If I wasn't a writer I would be....a really terrible cook. A year in cooking school taught me to eat out often.
My motto for life is...don't give up. 60 rejections taught me stubborness is a virtue.
My main vice is...bread and butter and more bread butter.
On my gravestone they will write....I will write: I had one hell of a good time!