John Grisham on 'The Litigators,' Writing and Criminal Justice

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Author John Grisham has leveraged his career by doing what few in the legal profession can. He has made subjects usually relegated to the law school classroom — topics like torts and case law — into fascinating, suspenseful literature. While he is best known as a bestselling author, John Grisham has also become an advocate for criminal justice reform. He serves on the board of the Innocence Project, a public policy organization dedicated to exonerating the wrongfully-convicted.

John Grisham’s new book is called "The Litigators" and he joins The Takeaway to discuss writing and public policy advocacy.

Comments [6]

Levu from Port Vila, Vanuatu

I enjoyed reading Johns novels, I learned a lot about law systems through them...

Oct. 26 2011 05:46 PM
Dickxon khay from Nigeria

Well, John is a rare jam 2 come by

Oct. 26 2011 04:25 AM
Kevin Fontenot from Port Arthur, Texas

His last book about the high school football player that ends up being executed is so close to reality in the Great State of Texas.
Rick Perry (Governor Goodhair) should audition for the part, he would be a shoe in.

Oct. 26 2011 12:41 AM
Rose Morgan

Not ALL conservative Christians believe in the death penalty. I think we ought to put them to work..why should they get a free ride, miserable though it might be. There are houses that need repair, parks that need to be cleaned, they could do so much GOOD. They are creative beings made in God's image and I would like to see that restored. No man, no woman is without hope.

Oct. 25 2011 09:38 PM
Curtis Johnson

Why are conservative christians in such a hurry to put someone to death? If they believe what they say they believe concerning eternity then the guilty will face justice. If the accused are not guilty we have executed the innocent. Why the hurry? This being said especially in light of ability to bring out the truth with DNA, etc. I am a southern baptist and a deacon in my church but do not understand the ridgid mindset of some.

Oct. 25 2011 11:32 AM

a flawless fabric of story on this topic. he master of his own craft.

Oct. 25 2011 10:15 AM

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