Jan. 27: Suspense author Scott Turow to speak at Columbus Public Library

Scott Turow, the author of “Presumed Innocent” will speak at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Columbus Public Library auditorium, 3000 Macon Road. Admission is free, and no advance reservations are needed. Mr. Turow’s books will be available for purchase, and the author will sign copies after his presentation. For more information about the free Sunday presentation, please may call 706-243-2669 or visit cvlga.org.

Turow’s appearance is fully sponsored by the Muscogee County Library Foundation, the organization dedicated to raising funds to provide project-based and long-term support to the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries. A limited number of tickets remain for the Foundation’s Saturday evening Gala featuring dinner with Turow. For additional information about the fundraising event please call Media, Marketing & More! at 706-660-9702.

Scott Turow is a writer and attorney. He is the author of nine best-selling works of fiction, including his first novel "Presumed Innocent" (1987) and its sequel, "Innocent" (May 4, 2010). His works of non-fiction include "One L" (1977) about his experience as a law student, and "Ultimate Punishment" (2003), a reflection on the death penalty. He frequently contributes essays and op-ed pieces to publications such as The New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Playboy and The Atlantic.

He won the Heartland Prize in 2003 for "Reversible Errors," the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award in 2004 for "Ultimate Punishment" and Time Magazine’s Best Work of Fiction, 1999 for "Personal Injuries." His books have been translated into more than 25 languages, sold more than 25 million copies world-wide and have been adapted into a full length film and two television miniseries.