Awards & Winners

John Grisham

Date of Birth 08-February-1955
Place of Birth Jonesboro
(Craighead County, Arkansas, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Grisham, J GRISHAM, John Ray Grisham, Jr., Grisham, John, John Grisham Jr.
Profession Lawyer, Writer, Novelist, Author, Actor, Film Producer, Television Producer, Screenwriter
John Ray Grisham, Jr. is an American lawyer, politician, and author, best known for his popular legal thrillers. John Grisham graduated from Mississippi State University before attending the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981 and practiced criminal law for about a decade. He also served in the House of Representatives in Mississippi from January 1984 to September 1990. He began writing his first novel, A Time to Kill, in 1984, and it was published in June 1989. As of 2012, his books had sold over 275 million copies worldwide. A Galaxy British Book Awards winner, Grisham is one of only three authors to sell 2 million copies on a first printing, the others being Tom Clancy and J.K. Rowling. Grisham's first bestseller was The Firm. Released in 1991, it sold more than seven million copies. The book was later adapted into a feature film, of the same name starring Tom Cruise 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.

Awards by John Grisham

Check all the awards nominated and won by John Grisham.


Nominations 1997 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
USC Scripter Award The Rainmaker