Jonathan Shapiro

Jonathan Shapiro is the author of Liars, Lawyers, and the Art of Storytelling (9781627229265)Deadly Force is his first novel. He has spent the last 15 years writing and producing some of television’s most iconic shows, including The Practice and Boston Legal, and has received an Emmy, a Peabody, and multiple Humanitas Awards. He is currently a writer for NBC’s hit show The Blacklist and, along with Emmy-award winning David E. Kelley, one of the creators, writers, and executive producers of Trial, an Amazon legal thriller set to air in 2015. He is also Of Counsel at Kirkland & Ellis, Los Angeles, where he specializes in entertainment law litigation.


True Stories

"The remarkable thing is how few lawyers seem to realize they are supposed to be storytellers at all."...

Lawyers, Liars, and the Art of Storytelling

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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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