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


  • 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 Once enacted, they are likely to be studied, modified, amended, then often repealed altogether.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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