From the Desk of John Grisham

Introducing Something New

Dear Reader, I am happy to introduce something new. I’ve tried my hand at short fiction and realized I’m too longwinded. On the other hand, I’m getting lazier and don’t want to write long novels anymore. Luckily, there is something in between and it’s called a “novella.” Sort of a short novel. “Sparring Partners” is …

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Holiday Wish

My Holiday Wish for You

Dear Reader, Happy holidays. To be offering such a greeting at the end of such a lousy year feels somewhat strange. But, we’ve made it. We’re closing out a period of time that will be considered nothing short of historic, and perhaps we will soon be able to look back with some measure of pride for surviving, …

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John Grisham News

Why I Love Indie Bookstores

Hello Book Lovers: John Grisham here, hiding on the farm in central Virginia, safe and secure. I trust you are too. Be careful out there. Camino Winds was published recently, and normally I would be making the rounds, visiting stores to promote my new novel. But as you know, the world has changed dramatically in …

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Camino Winds - John Grisham

Looking for an Escape?

Dear Reader, Hope this finds you and yours sheltered and well. Three years ago I published Camino Island. Starring no lawyers, the novel is about priceless manuscripts that are stolen from a prestigious library and make their way through the black market to Bruce Cable, a bookstore owner and rare-book dealer on Camino Island, a …

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The Guardians - John Grisham


Dear Reader,

As an author, my experience of one of my books starts with spending a lot of time alone writing it. I enjoy the process very much. But it is work, solitary work. (Read More)

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NPR’S Maureen Corrigan raves about “The Guardians” in The Washington Post

What is left to say about a new John Grisham novel?

Maybe only that John Grisham has done it again.

“The Guardians” is Grisham’s 40th novel; he’s now 64 and has been writing suspense novels pretty much nonstop since “A Time to Kill” was published in 1989. Most of his novels are legal thrillers, but Grisham has also branched out into stories about rare books, sports and medicine. (Read More)

The Guardians - John Grisham

A Bit of Advice

Dear Reader,

A bit of advice: Decline the invitation to zip-line across a crocodile-infested body of water.

Crocodiles are cold-blooded killers. They’ll eat anything, including humans. A pond full of crocodiles plays a small but upsetting part in my new legal thriller, THE GUARDIANS. The incident occurs just about halfway through the book and is based on an anecdote I heard that I take to be true. There you have it, my first trigger warning. (Read More)

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