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Author Name: Scott Turow

Scott Turow is a writer and attorney. He is the author of eight novels. He frequently contributes essays and op-ed pieces to publications such as The New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Playboy and The Atlantic. Mr. Turow's books have won a number of literary awards. His books have been translated into more than 25 languages, sold more than 25 million copies world-wide and have been adapted into a full length film and two television miniseries.

Mr. Turow continues to work as an attorney. He has been a partner in the Chicago office of a national law firm, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, since 1986, concentrating on white collar criminal defense while also devoting a substantial amount of time to pro bono matters.

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, Mr. Turow 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.

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."

Mr. Turow has been appointed to a number of public bodies. He was the first Chair of Illinois' Executive Ethics Commission. He served as one of the fourteen members of the Commission appointed in March, 2000, by Illinois Governor George Ryan to consider reform of the capital punishment system. Scott Turow has three adult children. He lives outside Chicago.

     Books By Author :: Scott Turow

   
Ordinary Heroes
 -by Scott Turow

When World War II veteran David Dubin dies at the age of eighty-eight, his son, Stewart Dubinsky, reflects on the taciturn fath... Read More

   
Personal Injuries
 -by Scott Turow

Robbie Feaver is a successful personal injury lawyer, with a burgeoning practice, a way with the ladies and a beautiful wife he... Read More

   
The Burden of Proof
 -by Scott Turow
The sequel to "Presumed Innocent", in which the same main character appears. Alejandro "Sandy&qu... Read More

   
The Laws of Our Fathers
 -by Scott Turow

The Laws of Our Fathers opens with a spectacular drive-by shooting in one of Kindle County's most notorious drug-plagu... Read More

   
Presumed Innocent
 -by Scott Turow

Set in America, this story draws on crime, police procedure and the courtroom. The central character, working in the State Pros... Read More

   
Pleading Guilty
 -by Scott Turow

The third book in the Kindle County series.
Mack Malloy is a partner in one of Kindle County's top law firms. An ex-cop ... Read More

   
Innocent
 -by Scott Turow

Starred Review. Mesmerizing prose and intricate plotting lift Turow's superlative legal thriller, his best novel since his best... Read More

   
Limitations
 -by Scott Turow

New York Times #1 bestselling author Scott Turow returns to fictional Kindle County with his gripping new thriller, Read More



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