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Scott Turow to Receive Fuller Award

Thursday, Oct. 5, 5 p.m., Cindy Pritzker Auditorium

Revered author Scott Turow, master of the legal thriller, will be honored on Thursday, Oct. 5 for his lifetime achievements. The ceremony will take place at the Harold Washington Library's Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, beginning at five p.m. A reception will follow. Turow has written 13 works of fiction and two non-fiction books, including his latest, Suspect, which was released last year. His books have been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies, and have been adapted into movie and television projects. He frequently contributes essays and op-ed pieces to publications such as New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic. Turow was born in Chicago in 1949 and attended New Trier High School. He studied writing at the Stanford University Creative Writing Center and law at Harvard University. While serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Chicago, he prosecuted several high profile cases, including as lead counsel in Operation Greylord. He continues to reside in the Chicago area. Registration is strongly encouraged. 

Thursday, January 19, 2023 — Midwest Modern Language Association  The MMLA has selected Wherever I’m at: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry for its prestigious 2022 Book of the Year prize. “…readers move, with the poets and artists, through many neighborhoods, travel to legendary (sometimes lost) establishments, pop into the great cultural institutions, dive into historical moments, even ride the famous Ferris Wheel … a story of a city that is different things to different people, with interests and ideas that sometime overlap and sometimes diverge, but always come from a place of deep love.” Read more

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