Monroeville is a city in Monroe County, Alabama, United States, the county seat of Monroe County. At the 2000 census its population was 6,862. 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.