We will be delighted to have Scott Turow in attendance at the Kauai Writers Conference. He’ll give both a talk to the whole group about his journey to success as an internationally acclaimed author of legal fiction, as well as a smaller more intimate session focused on his work. We know him to be not only a terrific writer, but an outstanding communicator of his passion for the craft of writing.
Scott Turow calls his life as an author of best-selling legal thrillers blessed. “You get up every morning, you play with your imaginary friends.” Among them are an attorney investigating war crimes in Bosnia (Testimony) and twin brothers whose lives are intertwined (Identical), and dozens more in novels that include Innocent, Presumed Innocent, and The Burden of Proof. Turow’s books have been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, and have been adapted for movies and television.
Most of Turow’s books are set in his fictional Kindle County – which feels a lot like Chicago, where he litigates white-collar crime as a partner in the Chicago office of the Dentons law firm. But Testimony shifts courtroom drama to the International Criminal Court. Author Jeffrey Toobin calls it “Turow’s most ambitious and complex work… the best kind of thriller, one that stimulates the mind as well as thrilling the heart.”
One of Turow’s non-fiction books, One L, is considered an indispensible primer on the first year of law school. Another, Ultimate Punishment: A Lawyer’s Reflections on Dealing With the Death Penalty, grew out of his experiences regarding the death penalty. In 1995, Turow won a reversal in the murder conviction of Alejandro Hernandez, who was exonerated after 11 years in prison.
He also has served on a commission to review Illinois’ capital punishment policy and the Illinois Executive Ethics Commission.Turow also contributes to a variety of periodicals and plays in a rock band, the Rock Bottom Remainders (with Stephen King, Matt Groening, Mitch Albom, Amy Tan, Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson), which raises funds for literacy.
“So excited to be heading to the Kauai Writers Conference! It’s said to be one of the best.” — @ScottTurow
Learn more about Scott at http://www.scottturow.com