The University of Alabama and the ABA Journal announced the finalists for the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction late last week. This year’s finalists are: Terminal City by Linda Fairstein, My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni, and The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson.
Authorized by Ms. Lee, the annual award for legal fiction is given to a book-length fictional work that “best exemplifies the role of lawyers in society, and their power to effect change.” Past winners include The Confession by John Grisham, The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly, Havana Requiem by Paul Goldstein, and Sycamore Row by John Grisham.
The 2015 prize will be awarded in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 3, in conjunction with the Library of Congress National Book Festival. The winner will receive a signed copy of To Kill a Mockingbird.
You can help select this year’s winner by voting on the ABA Journal‘s website. The public vote will be weighted and count as the fifth vote along with those from the 2015 Selection Committee, which includes Roy Blount, Jr., author and humorist; Wayne Flynt, author and Alabama historian; Mary McDonagh Murphy, independent film and television writer and producer; and Michele Norris, NPR host and special correspondent
Voting ends on June 3, 2015. Let us know who you voted for in the comments below and stay tuned for the announcement of the winner. Visit www.HarperLeePrize.com for more information.