The shortlist for the 2018 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction has been announced by the University of Alabama and the American Bar Journal. From the 27 submitted entries the following books were chosen:
1.) Exposed by Lisa Scottoline;
2.) Proof by C.E. Tobisman;
3.) Testimony by Scott Turow
What strikes me about the list that all of the titles consist of a single word. As lawyers often struggle with brevity I doubt they were chosen by lawyers.
They are: Dr. Hilary Green, Assistant Professor History in the
Department of Gender and Race Studies at the University of
Alabama; Jini Koh, Attorney and University of Alabama
School of Law Graduate; Tony Mauro, U.S. Supreme Court
correspondent for Law.com and The National Law Journal;
and Sent Jeter Naslund, Author, Co-founder and former
Program Director of the Spalding University MFA in Writing.