Presumed Innocent’ author to make OKC appearance

best-selling author and attorney Scott Turow is the guest of honor at the Library Endowment Trust’s sixth annual Literary Voices dinner, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club, 7000 N.W. Grand.

Before becoming a highly successful criminal lawyer, Turow taught writing at Stanford University, eventually entering Harvard Law School in 1975. Realizing the writing bug would never fully leave his psyche, he penned his first novel, “Presumed Innocent,” in 1987, which became a blockbuster film starring Harrison Ford in 1990.

Turow’s literary efforts have resulted in eight fiction and two nonfiction books, which have been translated into more than 20 languages and have sold more than 25 million copies. His most recent novel, “Limitations,” was published in 2006. Another is scheduled for release later this year.

Chris Carroll, development specialist at the Metropolitan Library System, said the event is one that should not be overlooked by fiction enthusiasts.

“He’s really the inventor of the legal thriller. His lectures should be fascinating,” Carroll said.

Tickets are $125 per person for the dinner, or $250 per person to attend both the dinner and a private reception with Turow.

For the public, a free, limited-seating conversation and book signing with Turow will be held at 10 a.m. Friday on the fourth floor of the Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave. For more information, call 606-3761 for the Thursday event or 606-3833 for the Friday event. “Joanna Rus

Joanna Rus

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