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Scott Turow, Nov. 14, 2014


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About Turow

Scott Turow is a writer and attorney. He is the author of nine best-selling works of fiction, including his first novel Presumed Innocent (1987) and its sequel, Innocent (2010), and his newest novel Identical (2013). His works of non-fiction include One L (1977) about his experience as a law student, and Ultimate Punishment (2003), a reflection on the death penalty. His books have won a number of literary awards and have been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies world-wide and have been adapted into a full length film and two television miniseries.

Turow continues to work as an attorney. He has been a partner in the Chicago office of an international firm, Dentons, since 1986, concentrating on white collar criminal defense while also devoting a substantial amount of time to pro bonomatters. 

Scott Turow was born in Chicago in 1949. He graduated with high honors from Amherst College in 1970. He was Edith Mirrielees Fellow at Stanford University Creative Writing Center from 1970-1972. From 1972-1975, he taught Creative Writing at Stanford as E.H. Jones Lecturer. In 1975, he entered Harvard Law School and graduated with honors in 1978. From 1978-1986, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago and served as lead counsel in a number of prosecutions related to corruption in the legal profession connected to Operation Greylord, a federal investigation of corruption into the Illinois judiciary.

Turow has been active in a number of charitable causes including organizations that promote literacy, education and legal rights. He served as president of the Authors Guild, the nation's largest membership organization of professional writers and is presently serving as President once again. He is also a Trustee of Amherst College.

Additionally, he performs with the Rock Bottom Remainders, a musical group of best seller authors raising funds for various literacy charities. As Dave Barry puts it: "We play music about as well as Metallica writes novels."


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