Monday, April 2, 2012

Award-winning attorney & crime author Scott Turow to hold public book signing at UIS

WHAT: Scott Turow, the author of nine best-selling works of fiction, including his first novel “Presumed Innocent” (1987) and its sequel, “Innocent” (2010) will hold a public book signing at the University of Illinois Springfield. The appearance is sponsored by the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project.

WHEN: Mon., April 9 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Public Affairs Center Restaurant on the UIS campus

DETAILS: Scott Turow’s books have been translated into more than 25 languages, sold more than 25 million copies world-wide and have been adapted into a full length film and two television miniseries. Additional non-fiction works by Turow include “One L” (1977) about his experience as a law student, and “Ultimate Punishment” (2003), a reflection on the death penalty. His work on the death penalty includes serving on the Illinois Commission to reform capital punishment.

Following the public book signing, Turow will be honored with the Defenders of the Innocent Award by the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project during a private event. The award is being presented for his contributions as an attorney in innocence cases, his tireless work toward the abolition of the death penalty system in Illinois, and his writing, which educates the general public and enhances understanding of the legal system.

Copies of “One L”, “Presumed Innocent”, and “Innocent” will be available for purchase during the public book signing at UIS. Refreshments will be provided during the free event.

For more information on the book signing or the award, contact Downstate Illinois Innocence Project director Larry Golden at

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