Sunday, July 28, 2019


The Winner of the 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, sponsored by the American Bar Association's ABA Journal, has been announced:

The Boat People by Sharon Bala

Also nominated:

Class Action by Steven B. Frank
The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey

The Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction "was authorized by the late Harper Lee [and was] established in 2011 by the University of Alabama Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. School of Law and the ABA Journal to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird. It is given annually to a book-length work of fiction that best illuminates the role of lawyers in society and their power to effect change.”

HT: BV Lawson, Reference to Murder 

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