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About the interviewer
Scott Turow is a writer and attorney. He is the author of eight best-selling works of fiction, including his first novel, Presumed Innocent (1987) and his most recent, Ordinary Heroes published by Farrar Straus & Giroux in November, 2005. He has also written two non-fiction books—One L, about his experience as a law student, and Ultimate Punishment, a reflection on capital punishment. Mr. Turow has been a partner in the Chicago office of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, a national law firm, since 1986, concentrating on white collar criminal defense, while also devoting a substantial part of his time to pro bono matters. He is also a past president of the Authors Guild, and is currently a Trustee of Amherst College.