Scott Turow

Easton Press Scott Turow books

One L - signed modern classic - 2002
Presumed Innocent - signed modern classic - 2019

Franklin Library Scott Turow books

The Burden of Proof - signed first edition - 1990
Pleading Guilty - signed first edition - 1993
The Law of our Fathers - signed first edition - 1996
Personal injuries - signed first edition - 1999

Scott Turow biography

Scott Turow is an esteemed American author and lawyer, celebrated for his gripping legal thrillers and insightful exploration of moral dilemmas within the legal system. Born on April 12, 1949, in Chicago, Illinois, Turow demonstrated an early aptitude for writing and storytelling, which he honed throughout his education and legal career. Turow's literary journey began while he was attending Amherst College, where he served as an editor for the literary magazine. After graduating in 1970, he pursued a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, where he continued to nurture his passion for writing. Turow's experiences as a law student and later as an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago provided him with a rich reservoir of material for his future novels.

In 1987, Turow burst onto the literary scene with his debut novel, Presumed Innocent, a riveting legal thriller that garnered widespread acclaim and became an instant bestseller. Set in the fictional Kindle County, the novel follows the story of prosecutor Rusty Sabich as he investigates the murder of his colleague and former lover. Presumed Innocent masterfully combines elements of crime, courtroom drama, and psychological suspense, setting the stage for Turow's subsequent success as a novelist. Following the critical and commercial success of Presumed Innocent, Turow continued to captivate readers with a string of bestselling novels, including The Burden of Proof (1990), Pleading Guilty (1993), and The Laws of Our Fathers (1996). His intricate plots, richly drawn characters, and meticulous attention to legal detail earned him a reputation as one of the preeminent authors in the legal thriller genre. In addition to his career as a novelist, Turow maintained an active legal practice, specializing in white-collar criminal defense and pro bono work. He drew upon his legal expertise to infuse his novels with authenticity and realism, offering readers an insider's perspective on the complexities of the legal profession.

Throughout his career, Turow has received numerous awards and honors for his contributions to literature and law, including the Silver Dagger Award from the Crime Writers' Association and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. He has also served as the President of the Authors Guild, advocating for the rights of writers and promoting literacy initiatives. Scott Turow's novels have been translated into more than 40 languages and adapted into feature films and television series, cementing his legacy as a prolific and influential storyteller. His enduring popularity and critical acclaim attest to the universal appeal of his compelling narratives and the enduring power of his storytelling craft.

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