John Grisham

American writer (born 1955)

John Ray Grisham, Jr. (born February 8, 1955) is an American lawyer and author, best known for his popular legal thrillers.

John Grisham in 2008


  • Very few laws remain the same. Once enacted, they are likely to be studied, modified, amended, then often repealed altogether. This constant tinkering by judges and lawmakers is usually a good thing. Bad laws are weeded out. Weak laws are improved. Good laws are fine tuned.[1]
  • He's a two-faced, cutthroat, dirt-dumb, chickenshit, slimy little bastard... with a bright future in politics.
    • Attorney Robbie Flak speaking of the (fictional) Governor of Texas, The Confession, Ch. 12 (2010)
  • My name became a brand, and I'd love to say that was the plan from the start. But the only plan was to keep writing books.
    • Interview, Guardian, Friday 25 November 2011 [1]


  1. Grisham, John (2004). The Last Juror. BCA. p. 357 (Author's Note). ISBN 0-385-51043-8. 
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