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July 05, 2017 The Modern Law Library

Meet this year’s finalists for the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction (podcast)

By Lee Rawles

In this special mega-episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles speaks with all three finalists for this year's Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction about their novels, careers—and the first time they remember reading To Kill a Mockingbird.

Jodi Picoult, author of Small Great Things, shares how research for this novel changed her views on race and racism.

Graham Moore, author of The Last Days of Night, discusses how he approaches writing historical fiction about real people like Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla.

And James Grippando, author of Gone Again, talks about how he’s been able to balance his work as a mystery writer with actively practicing law.

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Lee Rawles
James Grippando is a New York Times best-selling author of 25 novels. He is also of counsel with Boies Schiller & Flexner in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he lives with his wife and two children. After law school, he clerked for Judge Thomas A. Clark of the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Graham Moore is a New York Times best-selling novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. The Last Days of Night is his second novel. His screenplay for The Imitation Game won the Academy Award and WGA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2015 and was nominated for a BAFTA and a Golden Globe. He lives in Los Angeles.

Jodi Picoult is the best-selling author of 23 novels. She is on the advisory committee of the New Hampshire Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. She is also is the founder and executive producer of the Trumbull Hall Troupe, a New Hampshire-based teen theater group. She and her husband and their three children live in Hanover, New Hampshire.