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Fatal FictionsCrime and Investigation in Law and Literature$
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Alison L. LaCroix, Richard H. McAdams, and Martha C. Nussbaum

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190610784

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610784.001.0001

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On My Careers in Crime

On My Careers in Crime

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Fatal Fictions

Scott Turow

Oxford University Press

Starting the volume is Scott Turow’s “On My Careers in Crime,” the keynote speech of the conference in which he describes his occupations as a writer and lawyer. He did not set out to be a “crime writer” but simply a novelist, and yet he was inevitably attracted to stories that include an element of crime, especially after he began working with state prosecutors as a law student and, later, became a federal prosecutor himself. With the unique perspective of a lawyer who has worked on criminal cases weaving narratives for the jury and who has also worked as a writer creating stories about lawyers who weave such narratives, Turow reflects on the deep power that crime stories have for all of us.

Keywords:   Scott Turow, crime fiction, crime writing, novels, lawyers

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