Join us for a special afternoon event sponsored by The Chicago Writers Association, as award-winning author Scott Turow is interviewed by CWA board member and author Sandra Colbert!
Thursday, October 24th, 1:00 to 3:30 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street in Chicago.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Scott Turow is a writer and attorney. He is the author of eleven best-selling works of fiction, including his 1987 debut novel, Presumed Innocent. His newest novel, Testimony, was published by Hachette/Grand Central Publishers in May, 2017. He has also written two non-fiction books about his experiences in the law, and his novels have been the basis of several films, including the movie, “Presumed Innocent.” His books have sold more than 40 million copies around the world.
A former federal prosecutor, Mr. Turow has been a partner in the Chicago office of Dentons LLC, an international law firm, since 1986, concentrating on white collar criminal defense, while also devoting a substantial part of his time to pro bono matters. He has served on a number of public bodies, including the Illinois Commission on Capital Punishment to recommend reforms to Illinois’ death penalty system, and was the first Chair of Illinois’ Executive Ethics Commission, created in 2004 to regulate executive branch employees in the Illinois State government. He was also President of the Authors Guild, the nation’s largest membership organization of professional writers, and is an Emeritus Trustee of Amherst College.
Hailed as the most suspenseful and compelling novel in decades, PRESUMED INNOCENT brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of all crimes.
"A wonderful book...it should be read by anyone who has ever contemplated going to law school. Or anyone who has ever worried about being human."—The New York Times
Scott Turow, #1 New York Times bestselling author and "one of the major writers in America" (NPR), returns with a page-turning legal thriller about an American prosecutor's investigation of a refugee camp's mystifying disappearance.
Turow's acclaimed second novel, which topped international bestseller lists, is now available in trade paperback. Sandy Stern, the brilliant defense attorney from Presumed Innocent, faces an event so emotionally shattering that no part of his life is left untouched. It reveals a family caught in a maelstrom of hidden crimes, shocking secrets, and warring passions.