TIFA Presents: Courtroom Classics with Scott Turow
March 11 at 7:00pm
Wind down for the evening with legal thriller master Scott Turow, in conversation with novelist Timothy Taylor. Turow, the bestselling author of Presumed Innocent, will share insight on his latest legal drama, The Last Trial, and the return of his celebrated character, defence attorney Alejandro “Sandy” Stern, in a central role. For his final Kindle County courtroom case, Stern navigates a complex and highly technical trial that forces him to confront his own judgments and failings. Turow weaves a story of expert twists and entertainment, while illuminating the human side of truth and justice.
Interviewer: Timothy Taylor
At eighty-five years old, Alejandro “Sandy” Stern, a brilliant defense lawyer with his health failing but spirit intact, is on the brink of retirement. But when his old friend Dr. Kiril Pafko, a former Nobel Prize winner in Medicine, is faced with charges of insider trading, fraud, and murder, his entire life’s work is put in jeopardy, and Stern decides to take on one last trial. In a case that will be the defining coda to both men’s accomplished lives, Stern probes beneath the surface of his friend’s dazzling veneer as a distinguished cancer researcher. As the trial progresses, he will question everything he thought he knew about his friend. Get your copy of the book here!
Scott Turow is the author of many bestselling works of fiction, including Testimony, Identical, Innocent, Presumed Innocent and The Burden of Proof and two nonfiction books, including One L, about his experience as a law student. His books have been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30million copies worldwide and have been adapted into movies and television projects. He has frequently contributed essays and op-ed pieces to publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic.
Timothy Taylor is a best selling novelist, an award winning journalist, and a professor with the University of British Columbia Creative Writing Program. His latest book is the novel The Rule of Stephens. Photo credit: Dave Middleton.
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