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Biography John Grisham

John Grisham

Master of the legal thriller John Grisham received the Library of Congress Creative Achievement Award (since renamed Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction) in 2009. Two years later, he received the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. In addition to his legal novels, he has also written books on topics such as baseball and football, and his popular Theodore Boone books are legal thrillers for kids. Grisham’s most recent titles are “Camino Winds” (Doubleday) and “The Guardians” (Doubleday). Outside of writing, Grisham devotes time to charitable causes, including most recently his Rebuild the Coast Fund, which raised $8.8 million for Gulf Coast relief in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. He also keeps up with his greatest passion: baseball. The man who dreamed of being a professional baseball player now serves as the local Little League commissioner. The six ballfields he built on his property have played host to more than 350 kids on 26 Little League teams.

Selected Works at the Library of Congress

Appearances at the 2020 National Book Festival