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04/23/92

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Novelist Scott Turow to give reading May 4

STANFORD -- Scott Turow, author of Presumed Innocent, will read from his works at 8 p.m. Monday, May 4, in Kresge Auditorium, Law School. The reading, a presentation of the Stanford Writers Annual Readings in Fiction, is open to the public without charge.

The series brings back to the university former students in the Stanford Creative Writing Program. Turow was a graduate student at Stanford from 1971 to 1973 and received a master's degree in English. He served as a Jones Lecturer in Fiction Writing from 1973 to 1975.

He subsequently attended Harvard Law School, and his first book, One L, is an account of his first year as a law student. After graduation he joined the United States attorney's office in his hometown, Chicago. It was while riding the commuter train to and from the city that Turow wrote Presumed Innocent, his first novel, which became a best seller and was made into a movie.

Turow's second novel, Burden of Proof, also about a lawyer, was turned into a miniseries for television.

Turow, a partner in the Chicago law firm of Sonneschein Carlin Nath & Rosenthal, is at work on another novel.

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