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Hot Type: Scott Turow on ‘Personal Injuries’

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Scott Turow has sold over 25 million books worldwide, but he still hangs on to his day job as a criminal defence lawyer in Chicago. In this November 1999 interview, the Presumed Innocent author discusses his most recent hit Personal Injuries and explains why he still works two jobs.

Medium: Television
Program: Hot Type
Broadcast Date: Nov. 19, 1999
Guest: Scott Turow
Host: Evan Solomon
Duration: 18:03

Did You know?


• While Turow graduated from Harvard Law School in 1978, he previously held a master's degree in creative writing from Stanford.
• In 1995, Turow worked pro bono to help win the release of Alejandro Hernandez, an Illinois man who spent five years on death row after being wrongfully convicted of murder.
• Turow's bibliography includes two non-fiction works: One L (1977), about his experience in law school and Ultimate Punishment (2003), a reflection on the death penalty.


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