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July 30, 2011

John Grisham wins Harper Lee Prize

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By Lindsay Deutsch

John Grisham’s law degree has paid off yet again.

The best-selling author is the inaugural winner for the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for his work in The Confession. The new literary award will be given annually to published fiction that “best exemplifies the positive role of lawyers in society and their power to effect change.”

Grisham’s 2010 novel, the story of the wrong man awaiting execution in the rape and murder of a high school cheerleader, is newly out in paperback.

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January 23, 2011

Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction Calls for Entries

The University of Alabama School of Law and The ABA Journal are requesting entries for the first annual Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. The prize will be awarded annually to a published book-length work of fiction that best exemplifies the role of lawyers in society, and their power to effect change. It honors Lee, a former law student at Alabama, and To Kill a Mockingbird’s Atticus Finch….read more

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