John Grisham is an American writer and former attorney and politician, best known for his popular legal thrillers. Grisham's first novel, A Time to Killl, was written and published in 1989 while he served in the House of Representatives in Mississippi. Many of his books have been adapted into films and television shows, including his first best seller, The Firm. In 2010, he started a book series for children, Theodore Boone, in which the main character provides legal advice to his classmates.
Oxford, Mississippi, and Albemarle County, Virginia
Date of Birth:
February 8, 1955
Place of Birth:
B.S., Mississippi State, 1977; J.D., University of Mississippi, 1981