Scott Turow
2014 Literary Award Honoree

Scott Turow is a writer and attorney. He is the author of ten best-selling works of fiction, including his first novel, Presumed Innocent (1987) and the sequel, Innocent, published by Grand Central Publishing in May, 2010. His newest novel, Identical, was published by Grand Central Publishing in October, 2013. He has also written two non-fiction books about his experiences in the law.

Mr. Turow has been a partner in the Chicago office of Dentons, an international law firm, since 1986. He also devotes a substantial part of his time to pro bono matters.

He has served on a number of public bodies, including the Illinois Commission on Capital Punishment to recommend reforms to Illinois’ death penalty system, and was the first Chair of Illinois’ Executive Ethics Commission which was created in 2004 to regulate executive branch employees in the Illinois State government. He is also President of the Authors Guild, the nation’s largest membership organization of professional writers, and is currently a Trustee of Amherst College.

– Fiction –

Identical, 2013

Innocent, 2010

Limitations, 2006

Ordinary Heroes, 2005

Reversible Errors, 2002

Personal Injuries, 1999

The Laws of Our Fathers, 1996

Pleading Guilty, 1993

The Burden of Proof, 1990

Presumed Innocent, 1987

– Non Fiction –

Ultimate Punishment: A Lawyer’s Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty, 2003

One L, 1977