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John Grisham: Let's Ease Up on Men Who View Child Porn

He thinks some sentences are too harsh ... but apologizes for saying so

(Newser) - John Grisham appears to have stepped in it, and has now apologized for doing so. In a recent interview with the Telegraph , the lawyer and novelist criticized America's sentencing laws—and, for some reason, decided it would be a good idea to use child pornography as an example. "... More »

Next From John Grisham: A Time to Kill Sequel

'Sycamore Row' out Oct. 22

(Newser) - Twenty-four years after his first novel, A Time to Kill, was released, John Grisham is writing a sequel. Sycamore Row, out October 22, will focus on the original book's main character, Jake Brigance, but publisher Knopf Doubleday hasn't released any other details. It does, however, promise much "... More »

John Grisham Shops The Firm TV Show

At least one cable network is reportedly interested

(Newser) - John Grisham may conquer the small screen yet. E1 Entertainment is shopping around a pilot script for a series based on Grisham's book and movie blockbuster The Firm, reports Deadline Hollywood . Grisham didn't write the script but is said to be heavily involved as an executive producer. So far, E1... More »

Weird Facts About Best-Selling Authors

Dan Brown, pop musician? And more.

(Newser) - Summer's here, and that means it's time for beach reading. Mental Floss compiles some surprising facts about the authors most commonly toted along to the shore:
  1. Dan Brown hasn’t spent his whole life pondering Vatican conspiracies: he was also a musician and pop singer. The name of his second
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Supreme Court Hears Case on Role of Money in Justice

Dispute inspired a John Grisham novel

(Newser) - This week, the Supreme Court will hear a case so twisty it inspired a John Grisham novel, the Washington Post reports. At stake: the standards for judicial impartiality. The owner of a small coal company sued a huge one, alleging it illegally drove him out of business. He won, but... More »

Grisham Shelves His Opposition to E-Books

Author nears deal to offer 22 bestsellers for Kindle, other readers

(Newser) - One of publishing's last major holdouts has decided it's time to kill his opposition to e-books, reports the Wall Street Journal. John Grisham is close to finalizing a deal that would make all of his 22 bestsellers—including new legal thriller The Associate—available for Amazon's Kindle reader and all... More »

10 Writers Who Turn Books Into Bucks

Top earner JK Rowling made $300 million off Potter franchise in past year

(Newser) - So you think people don't read books anymore? Tell that to JK Rowling, No. 1 on Forbes' list of top-earning authors. The woman behind the Harry Potter juggernaut raked in $300 million in the past year, thanks in part to the movies based on her books—which have sold 375... More »

Grisham Shows His Appeal

His new novel is 'gripping,' and it comes with a message

(Newser) - John Grisham has a familiar villain in his new novel—an evil corporation with a greedy owner—along with one of his famously intricate plots. But The Appeal stands apart from Grisham's previous works because it also has a message, in this case about the dirty politics of electing judges.... More »

Storied Miss. Lawyer Indicted, Still Partying

Town rallies around high-profile Grisham pal accused of bribery

(Newser) - As he greeted party guests, Richard “Dickie” Scruggs—the trial lawyer famous for taking down Big Tobacco and taking on Katrina insurance companies—didn’t look like someone who had just been indicted. And though prosecutors say he conspired to bribe the judge in his latest case, Oxford, Miss.... More »

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