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St. Louis Jewish Book Festival: Keynote Conversation with Scott Turow
November 6, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$45
Interviewed by Michael A. Kahn, Award-Winning Mystery Writer and Trial Attorney
Scott Turow is a writer and attorney. His books have been translated into more than 40 languages and have sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. He is the author of ten best-selling works of fiction of which several have become movies and television miniseries. Presumed Innocent (1987) hit the big screen starring Harrison Ford; The Burden of Proof(1990) featured Brian Dennehy; Reversible Errors (2002) co-starred Tom Selleck and William H. Macy.
Turow graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and continues to work as an attorney in the Chicago office of international firm, Dentons (formerly Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal) while also devoting a substantial amount of time to pro bono matters. In one such case, he represented Alejandro Hernandez in the successful appeal that preceded Hernandez’s release after nearly twelve years in prison, including five on death row, for a murder he did not commit.
His many honors include the Heartland Prize, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, Time Magazine’s Best Work of Fiction, and his appointment as president of the Authors Guild. In addition to his fiction, Turow is the author of two works of non-fiction: One L and Ultimate Punishment.
Mr. Turow is active in a number of charitable causes and performs with the Rock Bottom Remainders, a musical group of best seller authors raising funds for various literacy organizations.
Tickets to this event are on sale now, or purchase a Premier Pass to the entire festival for just $95 (a $650 value)! A Premier Pass provides access to the November Festival and year-round bookend events, totaling more than 35 esteemed authors.