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Encyclopedia > John Grisham
John Grisham
Born February 8, 1955 (1955-02-08) (age 53)
Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Writing period 1989-present
Genres Legal thriller,
Crime fiction,
football

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Contents

Biography and career

John Grisham, the second oldest of five siblings, was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to Southern Baptist parents of modest means. His father worked as a construction worker and a cotton farmer; his mother was a homemaker.[2] After moving frequently, the family settled in 1967 in the town of Southaven in DeSoto County, Mississippi, where Grisham graduated from Southaven High School. He played as a quarterback for the school football team. Unlike the main character in his 2003 novel, Bleachers, he wasn't an All-American football player. Encouraged by his mother, the young Grisham was an avid reader, and was especially influenced by the work of John Steinbeck whose clarity he admired. This article is about the domestic group. ... Craighead County Veterans Memorial in downtown Jonesboro. ... The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a United States-based Christian denomination that consists of numerous agencies including six seminaries, two mission boards and a variety of other organizations such as: the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, which can act for the SBC ad interim between annual meetings... For other uses, see Cotton (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Farmer (disambiguation). ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Southaven, a city in DeSoto County, Mississippi, is a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Name Motto Southaven High School Providing a path to success! Address 899 Rasco Rd. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Bleachers is a bookl by American author John Grisham that I personally hate. ... All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ...


Education

In 1977 Grisham received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Mississippi State University. While studying at MSU, the author began to keep a journal, a practice that would later assist in his creative endeavors. Grisham tried out for the baseball team at Delta State University, but was cut by the coach, who was former Boston Red Sox pitcher, Dave Ferriss. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981. During law school Grisham switched interests from tax law to criminal and general civil litigation. Upon graduation he entered a small-town general law practice for nearly a decade in Southaven, where he focused on criminal law and civil law representing a broad spectrum of clients. As a young attorney he spent much of his time in court proceedings. Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... B.S. redirects here. ... It has been suggested that Accounting scholarship be merged into this article or section. ... Mississippi State University is a land-grant university located in north east-central Mississippi, United States, in the town of Starkville and is situated 125 miles (200 km) northeast of Jackson and 23 miles (37 km) west of Columbus. ... Delta State University is a regional public university located in Cleveland, Mississippi, in the heart of the Mississippi Delta; one of eight publicly funded universities in the state. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Dave Meadows (Boo) Ferriss (born December 5, 1921) is a former pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... J.D. redirects here; for alternate uses, see J.D. (disambiguation) J.D. is an abbreviation for the Latin Juris Doctor, also called a Doctor of Law or Doctorate of Jurisprudence, and is the law degree typically awarded by an accredited U.S. law school after successfully completing three years... The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is a public, coeducational research university located in Oxford, Mississippi. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... The term criminal law, sometimes called penal law, refers to any of various bodies of rules in different jurisdictions whose common characteristic is the potential for unique and often severe impositions as punishment for failure to comply. ... This article is about civil law within the common law legal system. ...


Political life

In 1983 he was elected as a Democrat to the Mississippi House of Representatives, where he served until 1990. During his time as a legislator, he continued his private law practice in Southaven. He has donated over $100,000 to Democratic Party candidates. In September 2007 Grisham appeared with Hillary Rodham Clinton, his choice for U.S. President in 2008, and former Virginia Governor Mark Warner, whom Grisham supports for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican John Warner (no relation). Grisham himself had considered challenging former GOP U.S. Senator George Allen, Jr. in the 2006 election in which Allen was narrowly defeated by the Democrat James Webb.[3] Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... The Mississippi House of Representatives is the lower house of the state legislature of Mississippi. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... For other uses, see September (disambiguation). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is the junior United States Senator from New York, and is a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential election. ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Mark Robert Warner (born December 15, 1954) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Virginia and a member of the Democratic Party. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... GOP redirects here. ... John William Warner (born February 18, 1927) is an American politician, who served as Secretary of the Navy from 1972 to 1974 and has served as the Republican senior U.S. Senator from Virginia since January 2, 1979. ... GOP redirects here. ... Categories: People stubs | Politics stubs | 1952 births | Governors of Virginia | United States Senators ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Webb or Jim Webb may refer to: Politics Jim Webb (born 1946), former US Secretary of the Navy and Senator-elect from Virginia Jim Webb (Canada), a Canadian politician James Webb (governor) (died 1761), Commodore Governor for the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador for 1760 Sciences James Edwin...


Inspiration for first novel

In 1984 at the De Soto County courthouse in Hernando, Grisham witnessed the harrowing testimony of a 12-year-old rape victim.[2] According to Grisham's official website, Grisham used his spare time to begin work on his first novel, which "explored what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants." [2] He "spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987. Initially rejected by many publishers, it [the manuscript] was eventually bought by Wynwood Press, who gave it a modest 5,000-copy printing and published it in June 1988." [2] Hernando is a city in DeSoto County, Mississippi, United States. ... In law and in religion, testimony is a solemn attestation as to the truth of a matter. ... This article is about the literary concept. ... For other uses, see Time to Kill (disambiguation) For the 1996 film, see A Time to Kill (film) A Time to Kill is the name of a legal suspense thriller authored by John Grisham in 1989. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The day after Grisham completed A Time to Kill, he began work on another novel, the story of a young attorney "lured to an apparently perfect law firm that was not what it appeared." [2] That second book, The Firm, became the 7th bestselling novel of 1991.[4] Grisham then went on to produce at least one work a year, most of them widely popular bestsellers. He is the only person to author a number-one bestselling novel of the year for seven consecutive years (1994–2000). The Firm is a 1991 legal thriller and the second novel by John Grisham. ... This is a list of bestselling novels in the United States in the 1990s, as determined by Publishers Weekly. ...


Beginning with A Painted House in 2001, the author broadened his focus from law to the more general rural south, while continuing to pen his legal thrillers. A Painted House is a 2001 novel by American author John Grisham. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


Publishers Weekly declared Grisham "the bestselling novelist of the 90s", selling a total of 60,742,289 copies. He is also one of only a few authors to sell two million copies on a first printing; others include Tom Clancy and J.K. Rowling.[5] Grisham's 1992 novel The Pelican Brief sold 11,232,480 copies in the United States alone. Publishers Weekly is a weekly trade news magazine targeted at publishers, librarians, booksellers, and literary agents. ... For the member of the Irish folk band The Clancy Brothers, see Tom Clancy (singer) and for the American Celticist, see Thomas Owen Clancy. ... Joanne Rowling OBE (born July 31, 1965 in Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire), commonly known as J.K. Rowling (pronunciation: roll-ing; her former students used to joke with her name calling her the Rolling Stone), is a British fiction writer. ... The Pelican Brief is a legal/suspense thriller written by John Grisham in 1992. ...


Courtroom re-appearance

Grisham returned briefly to the courtroom in 1996 after a five-year hiatus. According to his official website, he "was honoring a commitment he made before he had retired from the law...representing the family of a railroad brakeman killed when he was pinned between two cars...Grisham successfully argued his clients' case, earning them a jury award of $683,500 — the biggest verdict of his career." [2] Another tie to the legal community that he continues to hold is his seat on the Board of Directors for the Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to exonerating the innocent through DNA testing after they have been convicted. [6] Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... The Innocence Project refers to a number of non-profit legal clinics in the United States. ...


Named in libel suit

On September 28, 2007, Grisham was named in a civil suit in a US District Court, claiming Grisham libeled Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, District Attorney Bill Peterson and Gary Rogers, a former Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agent. Peterson and Rogers claim that Grisham, along with two other authors, conspired to defame their character through their books. The suit is based on Grisham's sole non-fiction effort, The Innocent Man, a book about the investigation of the murder of a cocktail waitress in Ada, Oklahoma, and the exoneration by DNA evidence of Ron Williamson and Dennis Fritz more than 12 years later.[7] is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The United States district courts are the general trial courts of the United States federal court system. ... In English and American law, and systems based on them, libel and slander are two forms of defamation (or defamation of character), which is the tort or delict of making a false statement of fact that injures someones reputation. ... Pontotoc County is a county located in the state of Oklahoma. ... A district attorney is, in some U.S. jurisdictions, the title of the local public official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminals. ... The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town is the first nonfiction [1] book written by John Grisham which was released by Doubleday Publishing on October 10, 2006. ... Ada is a city and the county seat of Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, United States. ...


John Grisham Room

The Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscript Division, maintains the John Grisham Room, an archive containing materials generated during the author's tenure as Mississippi State Representative and relating to his writings.[8]


Grisham's lifelong passion for baseball is evident in his novel A Painted House and in his support of Little League activities in both Oxford, Mississippi and Charlottesville, Virginia. He wrote the original screenplay for and produced the baseball movie Mickey, starring Harry Connick, Jr.. The movie was released on DVD in April 2004.[9] He remains a fan of Mississippi State University's baseball team and wrote about his ties to the university and the Left Field Lounge in the introduction for the book Dudy Noble Field: A Celebration of MSU Baseball. This article is about the sport. ... Little League Baseball - Logo Little League pitcher in Winesburg, Ohio Little League, Wayne, Michigan Little League Baseball is the name of a non-profit organization in the United States which organizes local childrens leagues of baseball and softball throughout the USA and the rest of the world. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Charlottesville is an independent city located within the confines of Albemarle County in the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States, and named after Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the queen consort of King George III of the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Sample from a screenplay, showing dialogue and action descriptions. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... Mickey is a 2004 American baseball movie drama, directed by Hugh Wilson, with screenplay written by John Grisham. ... ‹ The template below (Taginfo) is being considered for deletion. ... Dudy Noble Field, Polk-DeMent Stadium, is the home of the Mississippi State University baseball team and has long been regarded as one of the biggest and best campus venues for college baseball in America. ...


Grisham is also well known within the literary community for his efforts to support the continuing literary tradition of his native South. Grisham has endowed scholarships and writer's residencies in the University of Mississippi's English Department and Graduate Creative Writing Program, and was the founding publisher of the Oxford American, a magazine devoted to literary writing and famous for its annual music issue, copies of which include a compilation CD featuring contemporary and classic Southern musicians in genres ranging from blues and gospel to country-western and alternative rock. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In an October 2006 interview on the Charlie Rose Show, Grisham stated that he usually takes only six months to write a book and that his favorite author was John le Carré. October 2006 is the tenth month of that year and has yet to occur. ... Charlie Rose is an American television interview show, with Charlie Rose as executive producer, executive editor, and host. ... John le Carré is the pseudonym of David John Moore Cornwell (born October 19, 1931 in Poole, Dorset, England), an English writer of espionage novels. ...


Family life

Grisham describes himself as a "moderate Baptist", and has performed mission service for his church, notably in Brazil. He lives with his wife Renée (née Jones) and their two children, Ty and Shea. Grisham's website states that the "family splits their time between their Victorian home on a farm" outside Oxford, Mississippi, "and a plantation near Charlottesville, Virginia." [2] The French word née (feminine) or né (masculine) (or the English word nee) is still commonly used in some newspapers when mentioning the maiden name of a woman in engagement or wedding announcements. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Charlottesville is an independent city located within the confines of Albemarle County in the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States, and named after Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the queen consort of King George III of the United Kingdom. ...


Books

Legal fiction

A shelf of John Grisham's books

Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Time to Kill (disambiguation) For the 1996 film, see A Time to Kill (film) A Time to Kill is the name of a legal suspense thriller authored by John Grisham in 1989. ... The Firm is a 1991 legal thriller and the second novel by John Grisham. ... The Pelican Brief is a legal/suspense thriller written by John Grisham in 1992. ... The Client movie poster The Client (1994) is a legal thriller written by American author John Grisham, set in Memphis, Tennessee. ... The Chamber (1994) is a legal/suspense novel by noted American author John Grisham. ... For the film based on this novel, see The Rainmaker (1997 film). ... The Runaway Jury novel cover The Runaway Jury is a legal thriller novel written by American author John Grisham. ... The Partner (1997) is a legal/thriller novel by noted American author John Grisham. ... The Street Lawyer is a legal/suspense novel, the ninth such work written by American author John Grisham. ... The Testament is a legal/suspense thriller by American author John Grisham. ... The Brethren is a law-related novel by American author John Grisham, published in 2000. ... The Summons is a legal thriller novel written in 2000 by noted American author John Grisham. ... The King of Torts is a legal/suspense novel written by American author John Grisham. ... Cover of audio book of The Last Juror The Last Juror is a novel by John Grisham first published in Doubleday on February 3rd 2004. ... Grishams 2005 Novel The Broker The Broker, is a suspense novel written by noted by American author John Grisham published in the United States on January 11, 2005. ... The Appeal is an upcoming legal thriller written by American author John Grisham to be published in the United States on January 29, 2008. ...

Non-legal fiction

A Painted House is a 2001 novel by American author John Grisham. ... Skipping Christmas (2001) is a comedy novella by noted American author John Grisham. ... Bleachers is a bookl by American author John Grisham that I personally hate. ... Playing For Pizza is a forthcoming short novel by John Grisham, to be released on September 25, 2007. ...

Non-fiction

The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town is the first nonfiction [1] book written by John Grisham which was released by Doubleday Publishing on October 10, 2006. ...

Films based on his novels

It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Firm. ... The Pelican Brief is a legal/suspense thriller written by John Grisham in 1992. ... The Client movie poster The Client (1994) is a legal thriller written by American author John Grisham, set in Memphis, Tennessee. ... The Chamber (1994) is a legal/suspense novel by noted American author John Grisham. ... The Rainmaker is a 1956 film which tells the story of a middle-aged woman, suffering from unrequited love for the local town sheriff, who falls for a con man who comes to town with the promise that he can make it rain. ... The Gingerbread Man is an English fairy tale about a gingerbread man that comes to life. ... The Runaway Jury novel cover The Runaway Jury is a legal thriller novel written by American author John Grisham. ... Look up Mickey in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Christmas with the Kranks is a 2004 comedy film produced by Revolution Studios and Columbia Pictures. ...

Quotes

  • "My success was not planned, but it could only happen in America."
  • "Everything I'm thinking about writing now is about politics or social issues wrapped around a novel."
  • "I'm a famous writer in a country where nobody reads."

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References

  1. ^ "John Grisham has no illusions about writing", CNN, 2008-02-15. Retrieved on 2008-02-15. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g John Grisham's biography. John Grisham: The Official Site. Retrieved on 14 February 2008.
  3. ^ John Grisham's campaign contribution.. Newsmeat.com. Retrieved on 2007-12-01.
  4. ^ Bestseller Books of the 1990's. About.com. Retrieved on 2007-12-01.
  5. ^ "Harry Potter and 'Deep Throat'", CNN.com, 2005-06-07. Retrieved on 2007-12-01. 
  6. ^ . The Innocence Project Board of Directors. Retrieved on 14 February 2008. [1]
  7. ^ "Author named in civil complaint over book", NewsOK.com, 2007-09-28. Retrieved on 2007-12-01. 
  8. ^ John Grisham Room now open in library. Mississippi State University. Retrieved on 2007-12-01.
  9. ^ The movie, Mickey, on IMDB.com

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External links

  • Official website
  • Official UK website
  • John Grisham at the Internet Movie Database
  • InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse: John Grisham (TV Interview)
Persondata
NAME Grisham, John Ray, Jr.
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION American novelist
DATE OF BIRTH 8 February 1955
PLACE OF BIRTH Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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