Best-selling author Lisa Scottoline will receive the 2001 Distinguished
Author Award from the Friends of the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg
Memorial Library at The University of Scranton on Saturday, September
The author of eight critically acclaimed thrillers, Ms. Scottoline's
books include The New York Times best sellers The Vendetta Defense,
Moment of Truth and Mistaken Identity. With a writing style described
by USA Today as "sharp, intelligent, funny, and hip,"
Ms. Scottoline's novels draw on her experience as a trial
lawyer in one of Philadelphia's largest corporate firms as
well as her judicial clerkships in t
he state and federal justice
systems. Lisa graduated magna cum laude in three years from the
University of Pennsylvania with a B. A. degree in English. She also
graduated cum laude in 1981 from the University of Pennsylvania
Law School. She was a litigator at the prestigious law firm of Dechert,
Price and Rhoads in Philadelphia. With the birth of her baby, she
retired from law to raise her daughter. She then decided
ed it was
time to become a novelist and she wrote while her infant slept,
basing her first novel on her experiences as a lawyer in the large
Philadelphia law firm.
In 1994, the Mystery Writers of America nominated Ms. Scottoline's
first novel, Everywhere That Mary Went, for the Edgar Award, the
premiere award in suspense fiction. Her second novel, Final Appeal
won the Edgar Award the following year.
The University of Scranton to Honor Best-Selling
She wrote Running From the Law in 1996, Legal Tender in 1997, and
Rough Justice in 1998. Mistaken Identity and Moment of Truth, published
in 1999 and 2000 respectively, became The New York Times best sellers.
Ms. Scottoline's latest novel, The Vendetta Defense, was published
in late February 2001.
Lisa, a native of Philadelphia, is happily remarried and lives in
area. She travels all over the world promoting her books and
enjoys meeting and talking to readers. Her books have been translated
into over 20 languages.
The University of Scranton will host a "Meet the Author" reception with cocktails and light dinner fare and desserts at 5:00pm
followed by the presentation of the Distinguished Author Award on
Saturday, September 15. A book signing is also plan
ned at The University
Book Store in Hyland Hall between 2:30 and 4:30pm. For ticket &
reservation information, contact Patricia DeSarno at the Weinberg
Memorial Library, 941-7816 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. The tickets
are $50 per person or $45 for Friends of the Library members ($25
of which is tax deductible). Student tickets are $25 or $20 for
Friends student members. Your check, made payable to The Frie
of the Weinberg Memorial Library, confirms your reservation. For
more information visit Lisa Scottoline's website at
Charles Kratz, Library Director