Scott Turow

Scott Turow Bio, Age, Height, Net Worth, Wife, Books, Quotes

Scott Frederick Turow, professionally known as Scott Turrow is an American author and lawyer. Turow has written 11 fiction including three nonfiction books.

Scott Turow Bio

Scott Frederick Turow, professionally known as Scott Turrow is an American author and lawyer. Turow has written 11 fiction including three nonfiction books. The books have been translated into more than 40 languages including being sold up to more than 30 million copies. Films have been based on many of his books.

Scott Turow

Scott Turow Age

Scott was born on 12 April 1949, in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Scott Turow Height

There are no records on social media showing Scott’s height details. However, the Author has a fit and admirable height.

Scott Turow Net Worth

Turrow has a net worth of $700000 dollars.

Scott Turow Wife

The author Scott Turow and Adriane Sarah Glazier got married on May 29 at a private home in Salem, Wis. The event was to be done under a provision of Wisconsin law allowing couples to marry themselves.

Scott Turow Life And Career

Turow was born in Chicago, United States to a family of Russian Jewish descent. He went to New Trier High School. In 1970 he graduated from Amherst College, becoming a  brother of the Alpha Delta Phi Literary Society. He received an Edith Mirrielees Fellowship to Stanford University’s Creative Writing Center, where he attended from 1970 to 1972.

Turow later became a Jones Lecturer at Stanford, where he served till 1975 after he entered Harvard Law School. After two years, in 1977 Turow wrote One L, a book about his beginning year at law school. After he achieved his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree cum laude in 1978, Turow became an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Chicago, United States where he served in that position till 1986.

There Turow prosecuted various high-profile corruption cases, which included the tax fraud case of state Attorney General William Scott. He was also the lead counsel in Operation Greylord, the federal prosecution of Illinois judicial corruption cases.

After he left the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Turow became a novelist writing publications such as the legal thrillers Presumed Innocent, The Burden of Proof, Pleading Guilty, and Personal Injuries, which was named by Time magazine as the Best Fiction Novel of 1999. All four became bestsellers, with Turow winning multiple literary awards, most particularly the Silver Dagger Award of the British Crime Writers’ Association.

Scott Turow Books|List Of Books

Kindle County

  • Presumed Innocent, 1987 (Film)
  • The Burden of Proof, 1990 (Film)
  • Pleading Guilty, 1993
  • The Laws of Our Fathers, 1996
  • Personal Injuries, 1999
  • Reversible Errors, 2002 (Film)
  • Limitations, 2006
  • Innocent, 2010 ISBN 978-0-446-56242-3 a TV Program on TNT
  • Identical, 2013
  • Testimony, 2017

Other Novels

  • Ordinary Heroes, 2005

As Editor

  • Guilty As Charged, 1996 (as editor)
  • The Best American Mystery Stories, 2006 (as editor)


  • One L, 1977
  • Ultimate Punishment: A Lawyer’s Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty in 2003
  • Hard Listening, co-authored in July the year 2013, an interactive ebook about his participation in a writer, musician band, the Rock Bottom Remainders. It was published by Coliloquy, LLC.


His non-fiction work Ultimate Punishment also received the Robert F. Kennedy Center for the Justice and also Human Rights 2003 Book award given yearly to a novelist who reflects Robert Kennedy’s purposes severally most faithfully and forcefully.

His concern for the poor and the powerless, his struggle for honest and even-handed justice, his conviction that a decent society must assure all young people a fair chance, and his faith that a free democracy can act to rectify disparities of power and opportunity.

Scott Turow House

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Scott Turow Movies

  • Presumed Innocent in 1990
  • The Burden of Proof in 1992
  • Reversible Errors in 2004
  • Innocent in 2011

Scott Turow Awards

Turow was inducted as a Laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois and awarded as the Order of Lincoln which is the State’s highest honor by the Governor of Illinois in 2000 in the area of Communications.

Scott Turow Quotes

  • “Nobody ever gets what they want when it comes to love.”
  • “Who are we but the stories we tell ourselves, about ourselves, and believe?”
  • “What kills a person at twenty-five? Leukemia. An accident. But George knows the better odds are that someone who passes at that age dies of unhappiness. Drug overdose. Suicide. Reckless behavior.”
  • “After a week, it’s better. I miss her. I mourn her. But some peace has returned. She had been so unattainable – so young, so much a citizen of a different era – that it is hard to feel fully deprived.”
  • “Life is simply experience; for reasons not readily discerned, we attempt to go on.”
  • “I am a law student in my first year at the law, and there are many moments when I am simply a mess.”
  • “As a defense lawyer, he refused to condemn his clients. Everyone else in the system–the cops, the prosecutors, the juries and judges–would take care of that; they didn’t need his help.”
  • “The joke was thinking you were ever really in charge of your life. You pressed your oar down into the water to direct the canoe, but it was the current that shot you through the rapids. You just hung on and hoped not to hit a rock or a whirlpool.”
  • “It wasn’t luck or the order of the universe. It was simply what had happened.”
  • “This is life. Do you know the philosophers? The Present never stops. There’s only the Present. You cheat life if you live in the Past.”
  • “Every American is from somewhere else. Each is hated for what he brings that is different from the rest. We live in uneasy peace. But it is peace, for the most part. ”
  • “The years roll on and life seems like this more and more, that choices don’t really exist in the way I thought they would when I was a child and expected the regal power of adulthood to provide clarity and insight.”
  • “He smiled hesitantly and she smiled back in the same fashion, but he was unsettled by the thought that Muriel had undergone a transformation. Some of the stuff that had come out of her mouth lately, about God or babies, made him wonder if she’d had a brain transplant at some point in the last ten years. It was funny what happened to people after forty when they realized that our place here on earth was leased, not owned.”

Scott Turow Books

  • Presumed Innocent (novel) (1986)
  • Innocent (2010)
  • One L (1977)
  • The Burden of Proof (1990)
  • Identical (2013)
  • Reversible Errors (2002)
  • Personal Injuries (1999)
  • Pleading Guilty (1993)
  • Ordinary Heroes (2005)
  • Limitations (novel) (2006)
  • The Laws of Our Fathers (1996)
  • Ultimate Punishment (2003)
  • Hard Listening: The Greatest Rock Band Ever (of Authors) Tells All (2013)
  • Identical — Free Preview (The First 4 Chapters) (2013)
  • By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from The New York Times Book Review (2014)
  • Scott Turow 3 Vol. (Boxed) (1992)
  • Testimony – FREE PREVIEW (Prologue) (2017)
  • Above all suspicion (2005)
  • The Law Of Our Fathers (1996)
  • The Greedy And The Just (2000)

Scott Turow Identical

In Identical, Turow explains the story of twins who were involved in a 26-year-old murder.

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