in conversation with
June 28, 2010, 8pm
The Colburn School
200 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90012
Scott Turow’s new novel, Innocent, is a sequel to his first novel, Presumed Innocent. He is the author of eight bestselling works of fiction, and two nonfiction books that include One L, which describes his experience as a first-year law student. Turow’s books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages, have sold more than twenty-five million copies worldwide, and have been adopted for film and television. He also frequently contributes essays and op-ed pieces to such publications as the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Playboy, and The Atlantic.
More than twenty years after Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto went head-to-head in the shattering murder trial of Presumed Innocent, the men are pitted against each other once again in a riveting psychological match. When Sabich, now over sixty years old and the chief judge of an appellate court, finds his wife, Barbara, dead under mysterious circumstances, Molto accuses him of murder for the second time, setting into motion a trial that is vintage Turow—the courtroom at its most taut and explosive.
With his characteristic insight into both the dark truths of the human psyche and the dense intricacies of the criminal justice system, Scott Turow proves once again that some books simply compel us to read late into the night, desperate to know who did it.
“Scott Turow’s new novel is the dedicated fiction-reader’s version of El Dorado: a driving, unputdownable courtroom drama/murder mystery that is also a literary treasure, written in language that sparkles with clarity and resonates with honest character insight. I came away feeling amazed and fulfilled, as we only do when we read novelists at the height of their powers. Put this on your don’t-miss-list.” — Stephen King
$25 General Admission
$40 General Admission including Scott Turow’s book
$95 Reserved Seating, Scott Turow’s book
and reception before event, 6:30-7:30pm
Net proceeds from this event will benefit the wonderful work of 826LA. 826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. For more information on 826LA, visit www.826LA.org.
In addition, the Pearson Foundation through our We Give Books initiative will donate five children’s books for each ticket purchased to 826LA. For more information on We Give Books, visit: www.wegivebooks.org.