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John Grisham

American lawyer, politician, and author

1955   -  

genre: detective fiction
country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Mississippi State University, University of Mississippi, University of Mississippi School of Law, Northwest Mississippi Community College, Delta State University, Southaven High School
occupation: writer, lawyer, novelist, politician, screenwriter, film producer, actor, television producer, poet lawyer, children's writer
award received: Helmerich Award, Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction
position held: Member of the Mississippi House of Representatives
influenced by: John le Carré, John Steinbeck
www.jgrisham.com

John Ray Grisham Jr. (; born February 8, 1955) is an American novelist, attorney, politician, and activist, best known for his popular legal thrillers. His books have been translated into 42 languages and published worldwide. Grisham graduated from Mississippi State University and received a law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981. He practiced criminal law for about a decade and served in the Mississippi House of Representatives from January 1984 to September 1990.His first novel, A Time to Kill, was published in June 1989, four years after he began writing it. As of 2012, his books have sold over 275 million copies worldwide.A Galaxy British Book Awards winner, Grisham is one of only three authors to sell two million copies on a first printing, the other two being Tom Clancy and J. K. Rowling.Grisham's first bestseller, The Firm, sold more than seven million copies. The book was adapted into a 1993 feature film of the same name, starring Tom Cruise, and a 2012 TV series which continues the story ten years after the events of the film and novel.Eight of his other novels have also been adapted into films: The Chamber, The Client, A Painted House, The Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, Skipping Christmas, and A Time to Kill.
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works

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The Client

novel by John Grisham

author: John Grisham

1993

The Runaway Jury

novel by John Grisham

author: John Grisham

1996

Rogue Lawyer

book by John Grisham

author: John Grisham

2015

The Confession

novel by John Grisham

author: John Grisham

2010

The Racketeer

John Grisham novel

author: John Grisham

2012

The Chamber

novel by John Grisham

author: John Grisham

1994

The Testament

novel by John Grisham

author: John Grisham

1999

The Broker

novel by John Grisham

author: John Grisham

2005

Gray Mountain

novel by John Grisham

author: John Grisham

2014

The Firm

novel by John Grisham

author: John Grisham

1991

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