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Scott Turow


Scott Turow is a writer and attorney. He is the author of eight novels including his first novel, *Presumed Innocent* (1987) and the sequel,* Innocent* (May 4, 2010). A novella, *Limitations* was published as a paperback original in November, 2006 following its serialization in the *New York Times Magazine*. His works of non-fiction include *One L* (1977)and *Ultimate Punishment* (2003). 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 received the Heartland Prize in 2003, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award in 2004, and Time Magazine's Best Work of Fiction, 1999. Turow was born in Chicago in 1949 and graduated Amherst College in 1970. He was Edith Mirrielees Fellow at Stanford University Creative Writing Center from 1970 - 1972. From 1972 - 1975, Mr. Turow taught Creative Writing at Stanford as E. H. Jones Lecturer. In 1975, he entered Harvard Law School and graduated in 1978, and from 1978 - 1986 he was an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago. He still lives in the Chicago area.