John Grisham

John Grisham

John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a  professional baseball player. After graduating from law school at Ole  Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade, specialising in criminal defense and personal injury  litigation. One day, Grisham overheard the harrowing  testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a  novel exploring what would have happened if the girl’s father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987.

His next novel, The Firm, spent 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and became the bestselling novel of 1991. Since then, he has written one novel a year, including The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker and The Runaway Jury.

Today, Grisham has written a collection of stories, a work of non-fiction, three sports novels, five kids’ books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated  into 42 languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.

Books by John Grisham

Rooster Bar John Grisham 9781473616929 Theodoore Boone Scandal John Grisham 9781444767735 (1) Gray Mountain Rogue Lawyer The Whistler