Scott Turow: Inspiration for 'Innocent'

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

No one ever expected best selling author Scott Turow to publish a sequel to his very first novel, the 1987 legal thriller “Presumed Innocent,” mostly because he said he’d never publish one.

It's been more than 25 years since he wrote "Presumed Innocent." But after all that time, Scott Turow has reintroduced us to his main character, prosecutor Rusty Sabich. In "Innocent," Rusty is a 60 year old chief appellate judge. As it turns out, Rusty's age isn't the only thing that Turow has in common with his most famous character. He says his inspiration for the new book came out of the complex issues that arise when an older father has time to reflect back on his choices in life.

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Jen Poyant

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