Book Discussion: Anatomy of Innocence – Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join the LA Law Library book discussion series as we explore wrongful criminal convictions and the immeasurable consequences that follow those who are eventually acquitted. Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted, tells the incredible true stories of more than a dozen innocent men and women who were wrongfully convicted. Each exoneree is paired with a high profile mystery/ thriller writer to produce a unique collaboration that challenges readers to confront the limitations and harsh realities of the American criminal justice system.

The editors of Anatomy of Innocence and several authors will be present to participate in the discussion, including:

  • Laura Caldwell, editor and award winning founder/director of Life After Innocence at Loyola U. Chicago School of Law and author of 14 novels;
  • Leslie S. Klinger, editor, practicing lawyer, and editor of The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes;
  • Jan Burke, Edgar Award winning author of numerous mysteries and thrillers and founder of the Crime Lab Project;
  • John Mankiewicz, film and television writer and an executive producer of the Netflix series House of Cards;
  • Gary Phillips, author of mystery novels, short stories and editor of several anthologies. Former communications director for the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.

Books will be available for purchase at the discussion. Proceeds from the sale of Anatomy of Innocence will benefit Life After Innocence:

Registration fees: FREE
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