Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

38 ABA Journal Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction articles.

Debut novelist’s tale of Sri Lankan refugees wins 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

In the latest episode of the Modern Law Library, Sharon Bala talks with the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles about the true stories behind her fictional novel and what winning the 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction means to her.

Debut author wins 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction with refugees’ story

Sharon Bala’s debut novel The Boat People has won the 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.

Help select the winner of the 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction
The finalists for the 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction have been announced, and now readers will have a chance to weigh in. The books nominated for the ninth annual award are The Boat People, by Sharon Bala; Class Action, by Steven B. Frank; and The Widows of Malabar Hill, by Sujata Massey.
Appellate attorney writes Harper Lee Prize-winning novel

Cynthia Tobisman is a partner with the GMSR law firm in Los Angeles. As C.E. Tobisman, she has published two novels featuring her character Caroline Auden, a computer hacker turned lawyer, and a dystopian comic book series. Tobisman’s second novel Proof is the winner of the 2018 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. The prize is given each year by the University of Alabama School of Law and the ABA Journal to a novel-length work of fiction that best illuminates the role of lawyers in society and their power to effect change.

Appellate attorney’s novel ‘Proof’ wins 2018 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

Cynthia E. Tobisman has won the 2018 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for her second published novel, Proof. “I am honored, humbled, and frankly, totally stunned,” Tobisman said.

Scottoline, Tobisman and Turow discuss their 2018 Harper Lee Prize-nominated novels (podcast)
Lisa Scottoline, C.E. Tobisman and Scott Turow have at least three things in common: They’re all novelists, attorneys and nominees for this year’s Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. In this special episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles speaks with all three authors about their nominated books, their creative processes, and the role they believe lawyers play in society.
Help select the winner of the 2018 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction
The finalists for the 2018 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction have been announced, and now readers will have a chance to weigh in.

The books nominated for the eighth annual award are Exposed, by Lisa Scottoline; Proof, by C. E. Tobisman; and Testimony, by Scott Turow.
Opening Statements: Harper Lee Prize

Boies Schiller Flexner lawyer James Grippando has won the seventh annual Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for his book Gone Again, the 12th in his Jack Swyteck series, about the adventures of a Miami criminal defense attorney. The novel opens with Swyteck being approached to help stop the execution of a convicted murderer by the mother of the purported victim—who believes her daughter may still be alive.

2017 Harper Lee Prize awarded to Boies Schiller lawyer’s novel ‘Gone Again’
A Boies Schiller lawyer has won the seventh annual Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.

James Grippando won the award for his book Gone Again, the 12th in the Jack Swyteck series, about the adventures of a Miami criminal defense attorney. The novel opens with Swyteck being approached to help stop the execution of a convicted murderer—by the mother of the purported victim, who believes her daughter may still be alive.
Meet this year’s finalists for the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction (podcast)
In this special mega-episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles speaks with all three finalists for this year's Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction about their novels, careers—and the first time they remember reading To Kill a Mockingbird.

Help select the winner of the 2017 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

The finalists have been chosen for the seventh annual Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, and now is your time to weigh in on which book should win.

The prize…

Massachusetts lawyer wins $3K Ross prize for her fictional story ‘Another Shot’

Congratulations to Elena O. Papoulias, the winner of the 2016 ABA Journal/Ross Prize for Legal Short Fiction!

Papoulias, from Centerville, Massachusetts, was among 38 entrants in this year’s short story…

Harper Lee Prize goes to Attica Locke’s ‘Pleasantville’

The ABA Journal and the University of Alabama School of Law have chosen Pleasantville, a novel by Attica Locke, as the winner of the 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal…

Help select the winner of the 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

The ABA Journal and the University of Alabama School of Law are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. The three books chosen…

Book entries now being taken for Harper Lee Prize

The University of Alabama School of Law is now taking entries for the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, which annually honors fiction writing about lawyers’ role in society,…

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