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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Scott Turow  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1949 in Chicago, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

Turow was born in Chicago and raised in the northern suburbs. He graduated from New Trier High School. He has lived in Chicago most of his life and currently resides in Wilmette.

Biographical and Professional Information

Scott Turow is an American author, as well as a practicing lawyer. He is a partner in the Chicago office of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal an international law firm. Turow wrote his first novel, ''Presumed Innocent'', while riding to work on a commuter train. It was his first best seller. Since then, Turow's books have been translated into over 40 languages and have sold over 30 million copies. Several motion pictures and television series have been based on his books.On several occasions, Turow has presented at the National Book Festival in Washington DC. Links to his webcasts are below:*[http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=3449 2001 Book Festival Webcast (part 1)]*[http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=3450 2001 Book Festival Webcast (part 2)]*[http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=3957 2006 Book Festival Webcast]*[http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5026 2010 Book Festival Webcast]


Awards

'''Body of Work'''
-- Illinois Author of the Year, Illinois Association of Teachers of English, 2007
-- Silver Dagger, British Crime Writers

Identical


-- ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2015

Ultimate Punishment


-- Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 2004

Reversible Errors


-- Heartland Prize for Fiction, 2003

Personal Injuries


-- Time Magazine’s Best Work of Fiction, 1999

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes), contact agent Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc. Gail Hochman 1501 Broadway New York, New York 10036 212-840-5760

Selected Titles At Your Library

Identical
ISBN: 9781445036281. OCLC Number: 875365946

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Twenty five years ago, after a society picnic held by businessman and politician Zeus Kronon, Zeus, headstrong daughter Dita was found murdered. Her boyfriend, Cass Gianis, confessed to the crime. Now Cass has been released from prison into the care of his twin, mayoral candidate Paul Gianis. But Dita's brother Hal is convinced there is information surrounding his sister's death that remains buried. Hal's employee, former FBI Special Agent Evon Miller, teams up with Tim Brodie, a retired police officer, to investigate. After all this time, can they find evidence to place Paul Gianis, the innocent twin, at the scene of the crime?

Identical /
ISBN: 1455527203. OCLC Number: 856141127

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A mayoral candidate's brother is released from prison 25 years after pleading guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, a situation that leads to the re-opening of the case.

Innocent /
ISBN: 0446562424. OCLC Number: 464589743

Grand Central Pub.,. .

"INNOCENT continues the story of Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto who are, once again, twenty years later, pitted against each other in a riveting psychological match after the mysterious death of Rusty's wife"--Provided by publisher.

Limitations
ISBN: 9781447254584. OCLC Number: 225266755

Picador,. .

Life would seem to have gone well for George Mason. His days as a criminal defense lawyer are long behind him. At fifty-nine, he has sat as a judge on the Court of Appeals in Kindle County for nearly a decade. Yet, when a disturbing rape case is brought before him, the judge begins to question the very nature of the law and his role within it. What is troubling George Mason so deeply? Is it his wife's recent diagnosis? Or the strange and threatening e-mails he has started to receive? And what is it about this horrific case of sexual assault, now on trial in his courtroom, that has led him to question his fitness to judge?

Limitations /
ISBN: 0312426453. OCLC Number: 70668916

Picador,. .

While presiding over a rape case, Judge George Mason questions his professional abilities and the law itself.

One L /
ISBN: 0399119329. OCLC Number: 2644657

Putnam,. .

The law-student author recounts the workload, conflicts, pressures, anxieties, relationships, and educational content of the critical and difficult first year at Harvard's prestigious and demanding law school.

One L :
ISBN: 9780143119029. OCLC Number: 644666554

Penguin Books,. .

It was a year of terrors and triumphs, of depressions and elations, of compulsive work, pitiless competition, and, finally, mass hysteria. It was Scott Turow's first year at the oldest, biggest, most esteemed center of legal education in the United States. Turow's experiences at Harvard Law School, where freshmen are dubbed One Ls, parallel those of first-year law students everywhere--Page 4 of cover.

Ordinary heroes
ISBN: 9781447271871. OCLC Number: 872983231

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Whilst mourning the death of his father, journalist Stewart Dubin decides to research the life of a man he had always respected, always admired, but possibly never quite knew. As a young, idealistic lawyer during the last terrible months of the Second World War, David Dubin was sent to the European Front, ostensibly to bring charges against a brave American hero, Robert Martin, who had suddenly, inexplicably, gone local and stopped following orders. Martin has become a liability and the authorities want him neutralized. But as Dubin learns more about Martin and the demons possessing him, he finds himself falling in love with Martin's enigmatic ex-mistress, a dangerous woman of incredible courage. And someone who will do anything to protect her comrade-in-arms. Stewart discovers a journal written by his father and learns of his incredible courage in the face of battle, reads first-hand of the shattering moral consequences for those caught in the chaos of war and, finally, the secret he had died protecting.

Ordinary heroes /
ISBN: 0374184216. OCLC Number: 59756247

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Stewart Dubinsky plunges into the mystery of his family's secret history when he discovers his deceased father's wartime letters to his former fianceĢe, revealing his court-martial and imprisonment during World World II.

Personal injuries
ISBN: 9781447244974. OCLC Number: 887685536

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Robbie Feaver is a successful personal injury lawyer, with a burgeoning practice, a way with the ladies and a beautiful wife he loves -- who is dying of an incurable illness. He also has a secret bank account where he occasionally deposits funds which make their way into the pockets of judges who decide Robbie's cases. Robbie is apprehended and, in exchange for leniency, agrees to 'wear a wire' as he continues to try to fix decisions. The FBI agent assigned to supervise him goes by the alias of Evon Miller. She is stocky, lonely, uncomfortable in her skin, and impervious to Robbie's charms. And she carries secrets of her own ...

Personal injuries /
ISBN: 0374281947. OCLC Number: 41315518

Farrar, Straus and Giroux,. .

An FBI operation is held to catch a group of corrupt judges in high places. The central figure is a crooked lawyer who bribed judges on his cases. Nabbed by the IRS for tax evasion, he agrees to be wired and serve as bait in return for a reduced sentence.

Pleading guilty
ISBN: 9781538727157. OCLC Number: 988345293

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An ex-cop partner at a high-powered law firm tracks the firm's star litigator, who has disappeared with $5 million of a client's money.

Pleading guilty /
ISBN: 0374234574. OCLC Number: 28116802

Farrar, Straus and Giroux,. .

"Kindle County, Where skies are generally gray and the truth is seldom simple, is one of the most renowned and fascinating locales in contemporary American fiction. In Pleading Guilty Scott Turow takes us there again, in an edge-of-the-chair story rife with indelible characters and riveting suspense - 1993's most unforgettable reading experience." "Our guide is McCormack A. "Mack" Malloy, fiftyish ex-cop, almost ex-drunk, and partner-on-the-wane at Gage & Griswell, one of Kindle County's top-notch law firms, who has been charged by the firm's Oversight Committee with a highly sensitive task. Bert Kamin, G & G's gifted, erratic, impossibly combative star litigator, has been missing for weeks. Also missing is $5.6 million from a fund established to settle a massive air-disaster class-action suit against TransNational Airlines, the world's largest carrier and G & G's biggest client. The Committee needs Mack to find Bert and the money. Immediately." "His search takes us into the inner sanctums of G & G, where Mack's close-to-the-vest partners - among them his good friend and sometime bedmate Emilia "Brushy" Bruccia - jockey and plot. He ventures into the dark heart of the city itself, to the Russian bath in the far West End, where the mysterious Kam Roberts has left tracks. Before long he runs up against his former beat partner and longtime nemesis, the odious Pigeyes. And a cold corpse." "Mack is foul-mouthed, expansive, and sensual, weighed down by a profound familiarity with the ways of the world and his own ineradicable weaknesses, yet blessed with an incorrigible black-Irish sense of humor. He carries secrets of his own and knows that, as the police are fond of saying, there are no victims. Lovable, unreliable, a master sleuth, and an inimitable guide to an ominous and enthralling world, he may well be Scott Turow's supreme fictional creation to date."--Jacket.

Presumed innocent
ISBN: 9781478948452. OCLC Number: 958782698

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Rusty Sabich is an up-and-comer in the county prosecutor's office. He's intelligent, hard working, dependable. And, just maybe, he's also a murderer.

Presumed innocent /
ISBN: 0374237131. OCLC Number: 15315809

Farrar, Straus, Giroux,. .

Rusty Sabich is an up-and-comer in the county prosecutor's office. He's intelligent, hard working, dependable. And, just maybe, he's also a murderer.

Reversible errors
ISBN: 9781447271864. OCLC Number: 870425961

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Rommy Squirrel Gandloph is an inmate on death row for a 1991 triple murder. His slow progress toward execution is nearing completion when Arthur Raven, a corporate lawyer and Rommy's reluctant representative, receives word of new evidence that will exonerate Gandolph. Arthur's opponent is the formidable prosecuting attorney Muriel Wynn. Together with Larry Starczek, the original detective on the case, she is determined to see Rommy's fate sealed. Meanwhile the judge who originally found him guilty is just out of prison herself. Scott Turow's compelling, multi-dimensional characters take the reader into Kindle County's parallel yet intersecting worlds of weary police, small-time crooks and ambitious lawyers. No other writer offers such a convincing picture of how the law and life interact - or such a profound understanding of what is at stake when the state holds the power to end a man's life.

Reversible errors /
ISBN: 0374281602. OCLC Number: 49737067

Farrar, Straus, Giroux,. .

This suspenseful novel is about a vicious triple murder and the man condemned to die for it. Complicating the situation is that the judge who originally found the man guilty is only recently out of prison herself, having served time for taking bribes.

Testimony
ISBN: 9781455553532. OCLC Number: 989988117

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At the age of fifty, prosecutor Bill ten Boom has walked out on everything he thought was important to him: his law career, his wife, Kindle County, even his country. Still, when he is tapped by the International Criminal Court, an organization charged with prosecuting crimes against humanity, he feels drawn to what will become the most elusive case of his career. Over ten years ago, in the apocalyptic chaos following the Bosnian war, an entire Roma refugee camp vanished. Now for the first time, a witness has stepped forward: Ferko Rincic claims that armed men marched the camp's Gypsy residents to a cave in the middle of the night -- and then with a hand grenade set off an avalanche, burying 400 people alive. Only Ferko survived. Boom's task is to examine Ferko's claims and determine who might have massacred the Roma. His investigation takes him from the International Criminal Court's base in Holland to the cities and villages of Bosnia and secret meetings in Washington, DC, as Boom sorts through a host of suspects ranging from Serb paramilitaries to organized crime gangs to the US government itself, while also maneuvering among the alliances and treacheries of those connected to the case: Layton Merriwell, a disgraced United States major general desperate to salvage his reputation; Sergeant Major Atilla Doby, a vital cog in American military operations near the camp at the time of the Roma's disappearance; Laza Kajevic, the brutal former leader of the Bosnian Serbs; Esma Czarni, Ferko's alluring barrister; and of course, Ferko himself, on whose testimony the entire case rests -- and who may know more than he's telling.

Testimony /
ISBN: 1455553549. OCLC Number: 958780527

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At the age of fifty, prosecutor Bill ten Boom has walked out on everything he thought was important to him: his law career, his wife, Kindle County, even his country. Still, when he is tapped by the International Criminal Court, an organization charged with prosecuting crimes against humanity, he feels drawn to what will become the most elusive case of his career. Over ten years ago, in the apocalyptic chaos following the Bosnian war, an entire Roma refugee camp vanished. Now for the first time, a witness has stepped forward: Ferko Rincic claims that armed men marched the camp's Gypsy residents to a cave in the middle of the night -- and then with a hand grenade set off an avalanche, burying 400 people alive. Only Ferko survived. Boom's task is to examine Ferko's claims and determine who might have massacred the Roma. His investigation takes him from the International Criminal Court's base in Holland to the cities and villages of Bosnia and secret meetings in Washington, DC, as Boom sorts through a host of suspects ranging from Serb paramilitaries to organized crime gangs to the US government itself, while also maneuvering among the alliances and treacheries of those connected to the case: Layton Merriwell, a disgraced United States major general desperate to salvage his reputation; Sergeant Major Atilla Doby, a vital cog in American military operations near the camp at the time of the Roma's disappearance; Laza Kajevic, the brutal former leader of the Bosnian Serbs; Esma Czarni, Ferko's alluring barrister; and of course, Ferko himself, on whose testimony the entire case rests -- and who may know more than he's telling.

The burden of proof
ISBN: 9781447245070. OCLC Number: 872711242

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One afternoon in late March, Sandy Stern, the brilliant, quixotic defence lawyer in Presumed Innocent, returns home to find his wife Clara dead in the garage. They have been married for thirty-one years. Her suicide note leaves him just four words - 'Can you forgive me?' But on the 6th March Clara had expected to live ...

The burden of proof /
ISBN: 0446584177. OCLC Number: 23181846

Farrar Straus Giroux,. .

The sequel to "Presumed Innocent", in which the same main character appears. Alejandro "Sandy" Stern, the most celebrated defense lawyer in the Mid-western city where he lives, comes home from a business trip to find that Clara, his wife of 30 years, has committed suicide.

The laws of our fathers
ISBN: 9781743534489. OCLC Number: 895835886

Macmillan,. .

The laws of our fathers /
ISBN: 0374184232. OCLC Number: 34590928

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The murder trial of a Black gangster accused of killing a State senator's wife, shot driving her husband's car. Question is, was the ambush meant for the senator, as police claim, or was she, in fact, the intended victim in a plot involving the senator?

Ultimate punishment :
ISBN: 9781447254577. OCLC Number: 872711297

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As a pioneer of the modern legal novel and a criminal lawyer, Scott Turow has been involved with the death penalty for more than a decade, including successfully representing two different men convicted in death-penalty prosecutions. In this vivid account of how his views on the death penalty have evolved, Turow describes his own experiences with capital punishment from his days as an impassioned young prosecutor to his recent service on the Illinois commission which investigated the administration of the death penalty and influenced Governor George Ryan's unprecedented commutation of the sentences of 164 death row inmates on his last day in office. Along the way, he provides a brief history of America's ambivalent relationship with the ultimate punishment, analyzes the potent reasons for and against it, including the role of the victims' survivors, and tells the powerful stories behind the statistics, as he moves from the Governor's Mansion to Illinois' state-of-the art 'super-max' prison and the execution chamber--Publisher's description.

Ultimate punishment :
ISBN: 0374128731. OCLC Number: 52030296

Farrar, Straus, and Giroux,. .

In this vivid account of how his views on the death penalty have evolved, Turow describes his own experiences with capital punishment from his days as an impassioned young prosecutor to his recent service on the Illinois commission which investigated the administration of the death penalty and influenced Governor George Ryan's unprecedented commutation of the sentences of 164 death row inmates on his last day in office.