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John Grisham

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John Ray Grisham Jr. (; born February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas) is an American novelist, lawyer and former member of the 7th district of the Mississippi House of Representatives, known for his popular legal thrillers. According to the American Academy of Achievement, Grisham has written 28 consecutive number-one fiction bestsellers, and his books have sold 300 million copies worldwide. Along with Tom Clancy and J. K. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Grisham has received more than 5,637,492 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia. John Grisham is the 905th most popular writer (up from 1,084th in 2019), the 1,057th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,233rd in 2019) and the 104th most popular American Writer.

John Grisham is most famous for his novels, which are usually legal thrillers.

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  • 61.75

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  • 62

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  • 5.58

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  • 4.65

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Among writers, John Grisham ranks 905 out of 5,755Before him are Bertran de Born, Publilius Syrus, John Updike, Jean de La Bruyère, Stefan George, and Charles Maurras. After him are Daniel Goleman, Samuel Richardson, Noah Gordon, Aziz Nesin, Gregory Skovoroda, and Robert van Gulik.

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Among people born in 1955, John Grisham ranks 37Before him are Whoopi Goldberg, Björn Andrésen, Mark David Chapman, Roland Emmerich, Gary Sinise, and Mariano Rajoy. After him are Jeff Koons, Héctor Cúper, Denis Mukwege, Katalin Karikó, Egils Levits, and J. K. Simmons.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Grisham ranks 1,057 out of 18,182Before him are Burt Young (1940), Ellen DeGeneres (1958), John Updike (1932), Diane Arbus (1923), Dennis Rodman (1961), and Powers Boothe (1948). After him are Daniel Goleman (1946), Noah Gordon (1926), Paul Lauterbur (1929), Stanley Miller (1930), Joseph Murray (1919), and Paul Flory (1910).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, John Grisham ranks 104Before him are Sam Shepard (1943), L. Frank Baum (1856), Walter Lippmann (1889), Jean Webster (1876), Clifford D. Simak (1904), and John Updike (1932). After him are Daniel Goleman (1946), Noah Gordon (1926), James Jones (1921), Roger Zelazny (1937), Marshall Rosenberg (1934), and Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840).

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