Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

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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,…

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)

Fairstein’s own prominent career prosecuting sex crimes for the district attorney’s office in Manhattan has greatly influenced her novels, as has her familiarity with New York City. She uses a…

‘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

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