John Grisham, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

John Grisham

American lawyer, politician, and author

Date of Birth: 08-Feb-1955

Place of Birth: Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States

Profession: screenwriter, actor, writer, lawyer, politician, missionary, television producer, film producer, children's writer, novelist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius


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About John Grisham

  • 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 J.D.
  • 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.
  • Grisham's latest book (which is also his 40th published novel), The Guardians, explores the story of Cullen Post, a defense attorney and Episcopal priest, who works to overturn a wrongful conviction.

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