John Grisham is an American lawyer and author, best known for his popular legal thrillers.
He began writing in 1984, he had his first novel A Time To Kill published in June 1989.
As of 2008, his books had sold over 250 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 others being Tom Clancy and J. K. Rowling.
Grisham’s first best seller was The Firm. Released in 1991, it sold more than seven million copies. The book was later adapted into a feature film in 1993, and a TV series in 2012 which “continues the story of attorney Mitchell McDeere and his family 10 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, Skipping Christmas, The Rainmaker,The Runaway Jury, and A Time to Kill. His books have been translated into 29 languages and published worldwide.
Here are just a few of his best selling titles:
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