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 5,181,610 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). John Grisham is the 1,084th most popular writer (down from 1,026th in 2019), the 1,234th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,115th in 2019) and the 125th most popular American Writer.

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

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  • 4.78

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Among writers, John Grisham ranks 1,084 out of 5,794Before him are Gottfried Keller, Magtymguly Pyragy, Elizabeth Gaskell, Andreas Gryphius, Ernst Toller, and Nathalie Sarraute. After him are Donna Leon, Tivadar Soros, Juan Antonio Villacañas, Sergey Mikhalkov, Edogawa Ranpo, and Shammai.

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Among people born in 1955, John Grisham ranks 35Before him are Billy Bob Thornton, Nina Hagen, François Cluzet, Mariano Rajoy, Dodi Fayed, and Carme Forcadell. After him are Roland Emmerich, Shoko Asahara, Binali Yıldırım, Denis Mukwege, Haitham bin Tariq, and Brendan Gleeson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Grisham ranks 1,234 out of 15,968Before him are Barry Nelson (1917), Vera Miles (1929), Grant Wood (1891), Aaron Copland (1900), John Payne (1912), and Lee Majors (1939). After him are Donna Leon (1942), John Saxon (1935), Walter Brennan (1894), Stan Smith (1946), Louis Ignarro (1941), and Valerie Solanas (1936).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, John Grisham ranks 125Before him are Edith Wharton (1862), John Dickson Carr (1906), Fredric Brown (1906), Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840), Dalton Trumbo (1905), and Ken Kesey (1935). After him are Donna Leon (1942), Valerie Solanas (1936), Virginia Henderson (1897), Robert Sheckley (1928), Marshall Rosenberg (1934), and Diana Gabaldon (1952).

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