Deborah Johnson

Deborah Johnson

Author Deborah Johnson won the Harper Lee Prize for her novel The Secret of Magic.

Guest Appearances
December 21, 2015
Harper Lee Prize winner tells how history and race shaped her Southern gothic novel

The Secret of Magic is a book within a book. It is both the title of Deborah Johnson’s 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction-winning novel, and (in the world of that novel) a reclusive writer’s scandalous 1920s children’s book, which dared to feature black and white playmates solving mysteries together in a magical forest. The...

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