John Grisham



Reading 95­1006

Miller

February 5, 2015

John Grisham is a popular novelist best known for “legal thrillers”. Grisham earned his

degree in accounting at Mississippi State University. However he switched to criminal­defense

law and received his law degree in 1981. John Grisham practiced law and served as democrat in

the Mississippi state legislature. In his first trial case where he observed, inspired him to write his

first novel, “A Time to kill”. Grisham spend three years on this novel and finished it 1987.

Rejected by couple of publishers, an unknown publisher agreed to publish his book only five-
thousand books were printed. John Grisham books (The Firm, The Client, The Chamber, The

Rainmaker etc...) became international bestsellers. “When he wasn’t writing, Grisham devotes

time in charitable causes, including the most recently his rebuild the Coast Fund, which raised

8.8 million dollars when Hurricane Katrina hit ” (Random House). As a child, he dreamed of

being a professional baseball player. He now serves as the local little league commissioner, and

he built six ball fields on his property have played host to over 350 kids on 26 little league teams.

John Grisham has always been a great writer and will always be successful in his novels.