Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Tobisman Labors in Lee’s Shadow

We’ve received news today that California appellate attorney C.E. Tobisman has won the 2018 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction with her novel Proof (Thomas & Mercer). That commendation is sponsored by the University of Alabama School of Law and the ABA Journal.

Also nominated for this honor were Exposed, by Lisa Scottoline (St. Martin’s Press), and Testimony, by Scott Turow (Grand Central).

According to a press release, “Tobisman is the eighth winner of the prize, and will be honored with a signed special edition of To Kill a Mockingbird at the 2018 prize ceremony at the Library of Congress, in conjunction with the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.,” on Saturday, September 1.

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Meanwhile, British author Belinda Bauer’s latest crime novel, Snap (Atlantic Monthly Press), has made it onto the longlist of contenders for this year’s Man Booker Prize. Her dozen rivals for a place on the coming shortlist (to be announced on September 20) include Warlight, by Michael Ondaatje, The Mars Room, by Rachel Kushner, and The Overstory, by Richard Powers.

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