Members of the public can help determine the winner of the 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.
The prize, which is sponsored by ABA Journal and the University of Alabama School of Law, 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.”
It was established in 2011 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
The three finalists this year are:
- The Boat People, by Sharon Bala
- Class Action, by Steven B. Frank
- The Widows of Malabar Hill, by Sujata Massey
The 2019 prize will be awarded at a ceremony in August at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the National Book Festival.