Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Scott Turow visiting Springfield for book signing

Author Scott Turow, whose novel “Presumed Innocent” was adapted into a film starring Harrison Ford, will sign copies of his books at 3:30 p.m. April 9 at the University of Illinois Springfield.

Turow will be at the Public Affairs Center Restaurant at UIS.

His visit is sponsored by the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project, which will give the author the Defenders of the Innocent Award during a private event. The project, based at UIS, works to overturn the convictions of people serving time in Illinois prisons for crimes they did not commit, and to reform the judicial system to avoid future wrongful convictions.

Turow probably is best known for “Presumed Innocent,” a 1987 novel about an attorney accused of killing his mistress. The film version starred Ford, Bonnie Bedelia and Raul Julia.

The event was featured in an April 3, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

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