Monroeville is a city in Monroe County, Alabama, United States, the county seat of Monroe County. It is known as the home town of two prominent writers of the post World War II period, Truman Capote and Harper Lee, who were childhood friends in the 1930s. Lee's sole published work, To Kill A Mockingbird, earned her the Pulitzer prize. The lasting fame of To Kill a Mockingbird became a tourist draw for the town. In 1997 the Alabama Legislature designated Monroeville and Monroe County the "Literary Capital of Alabama." According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.1 square miles (34 Square Kilometer), of which, 13.1 square miles (34 Square Kilometer) of it is land and 0.08% is water.