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John Grisham

John Grisham’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $700,000
Industry: Other
Country: United States
BirthDay: 8 February 1955
Sigh: Pisces
Children: 2

John Grisham was bornon 8 February 1955 in United States, is AuthorAuthor. The Litigators, Grisham's 25th novel, was the top-selling adult hardcover of 2011, with well over 1 million copies sold. Legal thrillers are his stock in trade, but Grisham also has a passion for baseball. That was the topic of Calico Joe, his latest, which debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times hardcover bestsellers list in April. Grisham also has a young-adult series, Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer.


In 2015, Grisham, along with about 60 others, signed a letter published in the Clarion-Ledger urging that an inset within the flag of Mississippi containing a Confederate flag be removed


He wrote for The New York Times in 2013 about an unjustly held prisoner at Guantanamo


As of 2012, his books have sold over 275 million copies worldwide


In 2010, Grisham started writing a series of legal thrillers for children aged 9 to 12 years


In 2008, he and his wife bought a condominium at McCorkle Place in Chapel Hill, North Carolina


"In an October 2006 interview on the Charlie Rose show, Grisham stated that he usually takes only six months to write a book, and his favorite author is John le Carré


He wrote the original screenplay for and produced the 2004 baseball movie Mickey, which starred Harry Connick Jr


Beginning with A Painted House in 2001, Grisham broadened his focus from law to the more general rural South but continued to write legal thrillers


Grisham's writing career blossomed with the success of his second book, The Firm, and he gave up practicing law, except for returning briefly in 1996 to fight for the family of a railroad worker who was killed on the job


Played by Steven Hill in the 1993 film The Firm based on the novel of the same name


" The Firm remained on The New York Times' bestseller list for 47 weeks, and became the bestselling novel of 1991


His first novel, A Time to Kill, was published in June 1989, four years after he began writing it


"Grisham said the big case came in 1984, but it was not his case


Grisham practiced law for about a decade and won election as a Democrat in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1983 to 1990, at an annual salary of US$8,000


John Grisham graduated from Mississippi State University before attending the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981


He graduated from Mississippi State University in 1977, receiving a BS degree in accounting


(/ˈɡrɪʃəm/; born February 8, 1955) is an American bestselling writer, attorney, politician, and activist best known for his popular legal thrillers

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