VJ Books Presents Author Scott Turow!
Scott Turow was born in Chicago in 1949. He is a writer and attorney. Turow 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, 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.
Turow is the author of ten best-selling works of fiction and non-fiction. His books have won a number of literary awards, including the Heartland Prize in 2003 for Reversible Errors, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award in 2004 for Ultimate Punishment and Time Magazine's Best Work of Fiction, 1999 for Personal Injuries. His books 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.
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.
Turow has been active in a number of charitable causes including organizations that promote literacy, education and legal rights. In 1997 - 1998, he served as president of the Authors Guild, the nation's largest membership organization of professional writers and served as President once again from 2010-2014. He is an Emeritus Trustee of Amherst College.
Scott Turow Bibliography
Presumed Innocent - 1987
- The Burden of Proof - 1990
- Pleading Guilty - 1993
- The Laws of Our Fathers - 1996
- Guilty As Charged - 1996
- Personal Injuries - 1999*
- Reversible Errors - 2002*
- The Best American Mystery Stories - 2006
- Innocent - 2010
- Identical - 2013
- Testimony - May 2017
- One L - 1977
- Ultimate Punishment: A Lawyer's Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty - 2003*
- Hard Listening - 2013
Scott Turow Awards
- Time Magazine's Best Work of Fiction for Personal Injuries - 1999
- Heartland Prize for Reversible Errors - 2003
- Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for Ultimate Punishment - 2004
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