my account

Scott Turow

Scott Turow Picture

Scott Turow is a writer and attorney. He is the author of 12
bestselling works of fiction, including Presumed Innocent and The Last Trial. In
September this year, his newest novel Suspect will appear from Grand Central
Publishing. Mr. Turow has also published two nonfiction books, including One
, about his experience as a law student.

His books have been translated into more than 40 languages and sold
more than 30 million copies worldwide. He has frequently contributed essays
and op-ed pieces to publications such as the New York Times, Washington
Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker,
and The Atlantic. His works have also been
adapted into movie and television projects. Most recently, Apple TV+ announced that it will soon stream an eight-part limited series based on Presumed Innocent.

In 1986, Mr. Turow became a partner in the Chicago office of Dentons LLC, an international law firm, concentrating on white collar criminal defense, while also devoting a substantial part of his time to pro bono matters. He retired from commercial practice in 2020. From 1978 until 1986, Mr. Turow worked as Assistant United Sates Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. He has served on a number of public bodies, including the Illinois Commission on Capital Punishment, which proposed reforms to Illinois’ death penalty system, and he was the first Chair of Illinois’ Executive Ethics Commission, created in 2004 to regulate executive branch employees in the Illinois State government. He is a former President of the Authors Guild, the nation’s largest membership organization of professional writers, and currently serves as an Emeritus Trustee of Amherst College and a Trustee of the Poetry Foundation.

Photo credit: Liz Banfield