Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

38 ABA Journal Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction articles.

Harper Lee Prize winner tells how history and race shaped her Southern gothic novel (podcast)

The Secret of Magic is a book within a book. It is both the title of Deborah Johnson’s 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction-winning novel, and (in the world…

Linda Fairstein chats about her Alex Cooper series—and reveals an exciting new project (podcast)
In the hands of author Linda Fairstein, fictional sex-crimes prosecutor Alex Cooper has enjoyed a career spanning 17 books and almost two decades. Cooper's 16th adventure, Terminal City, was selected as one of the three finalists for the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. Fairstein spoke with the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles and shared some exciting news about a brand new project in the works.
‘The Secret of Magic’ awarded the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

Deborah Johnson has been awarded the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for The Secret of Magic.

“We’re thrilled with this year’s selection,” said Allen Pusey, editor and publisher…

Help decide the winner of the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

The ABA Journal and the University of Alabama School of Law are proud to announce the finalists for the fifth annual Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. The books picked…

Harper Lee, ABA Journal fiction prizes announced

John Grisham is a best-selling author who has seen many of his books become major Hollywood pictures. Jason Bailey is a first-time author who maintains a busy legal practice in…

Help pick the winner of the 2014 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

The three finalists for the 2014 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction have been announced by the ABA Journal and the University of Alabama Law School, co-sponsors of the

What were the best legal novels of 2013? (podcast)
Paul Goldstein’s ‘Havana Requiem’ wins Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

Stanford law professor Paul Goldstein and his novel Havana Requiem have been awarded the third annual Harper…

Help pick the best legal novel of the year: Vote for one of three Harper Lee Prize finalists

Three clients—a homeless Iraq war veteran, an aging Cuban musician and the troubled son of an assistant district attorney—are the focal points of three novels selected as finalists for the…

Michael Connelly Accepts Second Annual Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction at Ceremony
Michael Connelly Wins 2012 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction
The Fifth Witness

Michael Connelly’s legal thriller The Fifth Witness has been named the winner of the 2nd Annual Harper Lee Prize for…

‘Breach of Trust’ Tells Ripped-from-the-Headlines Tale of Government Corruption and Intrigue
In 'Breach of Trust,' an intrepid attorney (with nothing left to lose after the deaths of his wife and daughter) scales the state government ladder to solve the murder of a potential witness and expose the corruption that leads all the way to the governor's mansion. ABA Journal's Lee Rawles speaks with David Ellis about the real-life influences behind his award-nominated novel.
Help Pick the Legal Novel of the Year; Vote for One of Three Harper Lee Prize Finalists

After reviewing some 40 submissions, judges have selected three finalists for the 2012 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. Now you can help them pick the winner by voting in…

The Confession: Excerpt from John Grisham’s Winning Entry for Harper Lee Prize
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