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John Grisham: child pornography prison sentences are too harsh

John Grisham: child pornography prison sentences are too harsh

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) --Best-selling author John Grisham believes the U.S. has "gone crazy" with imprisoning men who view and download child pornography.
Aileen Graef
Zac Efron dances on a table to Jason Derulo's 'Wiggle'

Zac Efron dances on a table to Jason Derulo's 'Wiggle'

PORTLAND, Ore., July 1 (UPI) --"High School Musical" star Zac Efron shows his friends he's still got it while on vacation in Italy.
Annie Martin
Zac Efron will produce and star in John Grisham's 'The Associate'

Zac Efron will produce and star in John Grisham's 'The Associate'

LOS ANGELES, April 3 (UPI) -- Zac Efron will produce and star in an upcoming film adaptation of John Grisham's novel, "The Associate."
Annie Martin

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.
By United Press International
'Inferno' tops list of Amazon best-sellers in 2013

'Inferno' tops list of Amazon best-sellers in 2013

SEATTLE, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The Florence-set mystery "Inferno" by Dan Brown was the best-selling book of 2013, the U.S. online retailer Amazon.com announced.
'A Time to Kill' to close on Broadway Nov. 17

'A Time to Kill' to close on Broadway Nov. 17

NEW YORK, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- "A Time to Kill," the Broadway play adapted from John Grisham's best-selling novel, is to close Nov. 17, producers announced Wednesday.
Tom Skerritt to co-star in 'A Time to Kill' on Broadway

Tom Skerritt to co-star in 'A Time to Kill' on Broadway

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Tom Skerritt is to make his Broadway debut in "A Time to Kill," the stage adaptation of John Grisham's best-selling novel, producers said Wednesday.
'A Time to Kill' headed to Broadway

'A Time to Kill' headed to Broadway

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- A stage adaptation of "A Time to Kill," John Grisham's best-selling thriller novel, is to open on Broadway this fall, producers announced.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.
By United Press International

Random House gives $5K bonuses

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Publisher Random House, based in New York, said employees are receiving $5,000 Christmas bonuses due in part to the success of its "Fifty Shades of Grey" books.
Patterson tops rich authors list

Patterson tops rich authors list

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. crime novelist James Patterson is the top-earning author in 2011-12, earning $94 million thanks to the 14 new titles he published, Forbes reported.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012.
By United Press International
Josh Lucas gets engaged

Josh Lucas gets engaged

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Josh Lucas says he is engaged and expects to marry this year, but he hasn't divulged any details about his bride-to-be.
Work halting on 'Prime Suspect' set

Work halting on 'Prime Suspect' set

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The New York-set police drama "Prime Suspect" is not expected survive beyond the episodes being taped this month, The Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.
Molly Parker lands role on 'The Firm'

Molly Parker lands role on 'The Firm'

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 29 (UPI) -- Canadian actress Molly Parker has joined the ensemble of the upcoming legal drama series "The Firm," it was announced Friday.
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Novelist and attorney John Grisham was a guest at the Democratic Party of Virginia's annual Jefferson Jackson Day gala on Saturday, February 7, 2004, at the Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia..(UPI Photo/David Allio)
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John Ray Grisham, Jr. (born February 8, 1955) is an American author, best known for his popular legal thrillers.

John Grisham graduated from Mississippi State University before attending the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981 and practiced criminal law for about a decade. He also served in the House of Representatives in Mississippi from January 1984 to September 1990. Beginning writing in 1984, he had his first novel A Time To Kill published in June 1989. As of 2008, his books had sold over 250 million copies worldwide. A Galaxy British Book Awards winner, Grisham is one of only three authors to sell two million copies on a first printing, the others being Tom Clancy and J. K. Rowling.

Grisham's first best seller was The Firm. Released in 1991, it sold more than seven million copies. The book was adapted as a feature film. In addition, seven more of his novels: The Chamber, The Client, A Painted House, The Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, and A Time to Kill, were adapted as movies. His books have been translated into 29 languages and published worldwide. His other best-selling books include The Testament, The Summons and The Broker.

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