John Grisham Wins First Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction
John Grisham walks away with the first ever Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, a new award introduced this year. The Confession, legal thriller novel, is about the murder of a high school cheerleader and how an innocent man is arrested for it. This new prize was created by the University Of Alabama School Of Law and the ABA Journal to honor those who have carried on Harper Lee's tradition of showing the importance of lawyers in American society. The prize will be awarded annually. In conjunction with the Library of Congress National Book Festival, the prize will be awarded at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on Sept. 22.