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Marginalia: David R. Dow


It’s often said that authors should write what they know. David Dow took that advice when he penned the novel Confessions of an Innocent Man

Dow is a law professor and founder of the Texas Innocence Network. He also runs a death penalty clinic and has represented more than 100 inmates on death row. Of those more than 100 incarcerated, he says seven were wrongfully accused and imprisoned. And that’s where fact begins to inform fiction in this book about a man who was arrested, convicted, and incarcerated for his wife’s murder, and was awaiting execution for a crime he did not commit.


I spoke with David Dow last week about the book, his work with death row inmates, good and evil, and a little in between. Here’s our conversation:


Confessions of an Innocent Man by David R. Dow was published by Dutton.

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