Scott Turow, author of nine best-selling works of fiction, including his first novel, Presumed Innocent, will close out the 2013 IND Monthly Lecture Series at a luncheon event on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Hilton Lafayette at 11:45 a.m. Presenting sponsor for the lecture series is IberiaBank; the Lafayette Bar Association will also collaborate on the Turow event.
|Author Scott Turow|
“We’ve been working on this since last fall,” says IND Media Co-Publisher Cherry Fisher May, “after Lafayette Bar Association President Blake David came to us with the idea of a luncheon lecture that would appeal to his membership and also to the community at large. Turow was at the top of his wish list of speakers.”
|Turow's first novel, a best-seller, was adapted for film in 1990 and became the eighth highest grossing movie of the year, bringing in $221 million worldwide. The book is about a prosecutor charged with murdering his female colleague/mistress.|
Turow is a prolific writer in both fiction and non-fiction, and frequent contributor to publications such as The New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Playboy and The Atlantic. He has won numerous literary awards, including the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award in 2004 for Ultimate Punishment, a reflection on the death penalty. His books have been translated into more than 25 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and have been adapted into a full length film and two television miniseries.
Turow continues to work as an attorney. Since 1986, he has been a partner in the Chicago law office of an international firm, Dentons (formerly Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal), concentrating on white-collar criminal defense while also devoting a substantial amount of time to pro bono matters. A Chicago native, he was an honors graduate from Amherst College and Harvard Law School. As an assistant U.S. attorney in Chicago, he 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 in the Illinois judiciary. He is serving his second term as president of The Writers Guild, the nation’s largest membership organization of professional writers, and performs with the Rock Bottom Remainders, a musical group of best-seller authors raising funds for various literacy charities. As co-band member and author Dave Barry puts it: “We play music about as well as Metallica writes novels.”
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