The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Scott Turow Salon at Cliff Dwellers Club
The Stories We Tell Ourselves: A Salon with Scott Turow at Cliff Dwellers
by Donald G. Evans
Scott Turow, the highly-acclaimed author and attorney, will be the special guest on Wednesday, March 22 of the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame and Cliff Dwellers, where he is an honorary member. The evening at the Cliff Dwellers Club (200 S. Michigan Ave., penthouse) will feature a splendid Cliff Dwellers buffet dinner and an intimate conversation focused on Scott’s literary accomplishments, his writing process, and the intersection between his legal and literary careers. Registration is required--cost is $45 and all CLHOF supporters are welcome to attend. Attendance will be limited to about 90 guests.
Scott’s ten best-selling novels have been translated into more than 25 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, and been adapted to the screen on numerous occasions, including the movie Presumed Innocent (1990). Scott’s 11th novel, Testimony, will be published by Grand Central Publishing in May of this year. He has also written two non-fiction books and contributed essays to such publications as The New Yorker, Playboy, and The Atlantic. He is the recipient of many literary awards, including the Heartland Prize in 2003 for Reversible Errors, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award in 2004 for Ultimate Punishment, and the Carl Sandburg Award in 2016.
Scott’s legal career, since graduating with honors from Harvard Law School, has been characterized by an equal share of stunning successes, including the release of a death row inmate falsely accused of murder; the prosecution of Illinois Attorney General William J. Scott; and a role as lead government counsel in a number of trials related to Operation Greylord. He has done extensive pro bono work and been a leader in ethical matters, including the fair treatment of authors.
The evening will begin at 4:30 when the bar opens. Dinner will be served at 6:30 with the salon to follow. The Book Stall will be on hand to sell copies of Scott's books. The event is expected to fill up quickly, so please make your reservations in a timely manner.