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Friday, January 21, 2011

To the Legal Eagle Fiction Writer...

Here's news you might find interesting if you write in the genre of John Grisham or Erle Stanley Gardner...The Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

To honor the 50th anniversary of the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird, The University of Alabama School of Law and the American Bar Association Journal partnered to create The Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. The Prize, authorized by Harper Lee, author and former Alabama law student, was announced in conjunction with Attorney General Eric Holder’s remarks on the book at Alabama in October 2010. The Prize honors Lee for the role model she created for the legal profession and for the extraordinary cultural phenomenon that her novel has become.

In the spirit of To Kill a Mockingbird, the Prize will be given in conjunction with the Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., in September 2011. The winner will receive a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird signed by Harper Lee.

To qualify, an entry must be a book-length work of legal fiction first published in 2010, with an ISBN, readily available for purchase in retail or online bookstores.

To get complete details of the contest, click here.

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