The winner of the 2020 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction has been announced has been announced.
Victor Methos, author of The Hallows, will receive The University of Alabama School of Law’s 2020 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction during a virtual ceremony.
Methos said he is thrilled to win the award.
It is such a privilege to receive this award. Every criminal lawyer will tell you the same thing: Atticus Finch was our earliest inspiration. I first read ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ when I was 13, and to this day, when the injustices of our legal system discourage me, it is that bookI turn to for inspiritment. To think the committee saw something of it in my own work humbles me, and I will always be grateful.
Methos will be honored with a signed special edition of To Kill a Mockingbird. The 2020 prize will be awarded virtually as part of the Library of Congress’s National Book Festival.
The award, which honors the memory
of pioneering African-American crime fiction author Eleanor Taylor Bland with a
$2,000 grant to an emerging writer of color, was created in 2014 to support
SinC’s vision statement that the organization should serve as the voice for
excellence and diversity in crime writing.
2019 Ned Kelly Award Longlists
Crime Writers Association
announced the longlists for the 2019
Ned Kelly Awards. The complete lists are at the link.
The winner of the Mystery Writers Whodunit Writing Competition,
and longlists or shortlists for the Shamus Awards, Ngaio Marsh Awards, Killer
Nashville Claymore Awards, and the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction have been