Thursday, March 6, 2008

Author John Grisham on Island Vacation

Ambergris Today got hold of information that popular American author John Grisham was on the island and set forth a mission to locate him. We found out that he was on the island but that he did not want any exposure in the media as he wanted to spend quality vacation time alone while he enjoyed one of his favorite sports – fishing.

John Ray Grisham (born February 8, 1955) is an American former politician, retired attorney and novelist best known for his works of modern legal drama. As of 2008, his books have sold over 235 million copies worldwide.

Nine of his novels have been turned into films (The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway Jury, and Skipping Christmas), as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man.

The successes of The Pelican Brief, which hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Client, which debuted at number one, confirmed Grisham’s reputation as the master of the legal thriller. Grisham’s success even renewed interest in A Time to Kill, which was republished in hardcover by Doubleday and then in paperback by Dell. This time around, it was a bestseller. (More on Ambergris Today online)

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