john grisham

Summer reading: 5 local authors to take to the beach
Published on May 25th, 2013
1 comments In a town where there are more writers per capita than readers, it can be daunting to think about keeping up with the local offerings when it seems like just about everyone has a book. For your...
2013 Fiction contest: Grisham's ready for you!
Published on Jan 7th, 2013
2 comments 2013 Hook Short Story Contest Deadline: 5pm on Tuesday, February 5 We don't mess around and don't observe postmarks; the manuscript must be in the Hook newsroom by this time and date. Entry fee: $...
2012 contest: Grisham will look for savvy short stories
Published on Jan 9th, 2012
3 comments 2012 Hook Short Story Contest Deadline: 5pm on Tuesday, February 7 We are very strict and don't observe postmarks; the manuscript must be in the Hook newsroom by this time and date. Mail or carry...
Plotting Along: Contest winners pack a punch with their fiction
Published on Mar 16th, 2011
3 comments "I had the twist ending in mind about the teacher," explains 2011 Hook Short Story Contest winner and high school teacher Steven Turner. "Maybe in some Freudian way, this was a little insight on the...
Hook Mr. Grisham: By writing a great short story
Published on Jan 4th, 2011
25 comments Convince him (with your story) that you're the next big thing. FILE PHOTO BY TOM DALY 2010 was a busy year for John Grisham. Not only did he come out with another legal thriller, The Confession, but...
Grisham, Roth find fake Italian interviews
Published on Mar 29th, 2010
7 comments Mega-best-selling author and well known Democrat John Grisham was surprised to learn he's an Obama basher. The New Yorker has the story of an Italian journalist who made up interviews with famous...
Grisham to write kids' novels
Published on Feb 26th, 2010
3 comments The judge of the Hook short story contest (oh, and the author of 23 books) has inked a deal with Penguin Young Readers Group to produce a series about“Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer.”Although he...
Grisham's back: And looking for a great story
Published on Jan 3rd, 2010
4 comments Is this man the patron saint of new authors? FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO You've read stories by John Grisham, but now he wants to read your story. Even though the world-renowned author of The Firm...
Grisham penning Norfolk Four script
Published on Jul 7th, 2009
0 comments Virginia's most famous crime author is taking on one of Virginia's most controversial criminal cases. The Associated Press reports that John Grisham is working on a screenplay concerning the case of...
Grisham credited with UVA baseball success
Published on Jun 3rd, 2009
7 comments UVA won the ACC championship, defeated number one-ranked UC Irvine, and now plays in its first NCAA Super Regional, and that wouldn't have happened without the support of baseball lovin' John Grisham...
Balled up: Hard to tell good from bad
Published on May 13th, 2004
0 comments "I lied and cheated," a contrite dad tells his pitching prodigy son late in Mickey, "and I taught you how to lie and cheat." His Little League son's answer is supposed to console us– the music...
Folding American: Stumble turns into a fall
Published on Jul 24th, 2003
0 comments Financial troubles have prompted owners of The Oxford American literary and culture magazine to suspend publication for the second time since it began celebrating all things Southern. The magazine's...
Mickey lives: Grisham, Wilson try "big fat" release
Published on Jul 17th, 2003
0 comments It's the bottom of the ninth, and they're gonna bunt! After two years of seeking a big studio distribution deal, filmmakers John Grisham and Hugh Wilson have begun resorting to guerrilla marketing...
Struggling American: Grisham takes backseat as mag stumbles
Published on Jul 17th, 2003
0 comments It's been a tough year for the relocated Oxford American, a critically acclaimed but financially troubled magazine celebrating Southern writing and culture that began publishing in Arkansas in...
Painted House: Grisham reveals his country life
Published on May 1st, 2003
0 comments Historic Garden Week isn't just for those with a green thumb. It's a traditional favorite of nosy-parkers who like to peek into other people's exquisitely landscaped lives, and this year proved...
Grisham's latest: A Painted House debuts on CBS
Published on Apr 24th, 2003
0 comments JONESBORO– Author John Grisham says he likes the movie that was made from one of his novels, A Painted House, based on his childhood years in northeast Arkansas. "It captures the story; it...
A time for sanctions? Grisham strikes back in St. Anne's case
Published on Mar 27th, 2003
0 comments March 21 was a busy day for John Grisham. That evening, he was a relaxed and engaging speaker to a packed house at Culbreth Theater as part of the Virginia Festival of the Book. The world's #1 writer...
Nonsuited: Case against St. Anne's, Grisham on hold
Published on Jan 16th, 2003
0 comments The $11-million lawsuit against mega-selling author John Grisham took a surprise turn last week when attorneys for plaintiff Katherine Almy filed a nonsuit. That means the case is over– but...
Sticky Mickey: Could Bronx scandal have halted local film?
Published on Sep 19th, 2002
0 comments A Little League pitcher leads his team to the World Series, but papers falsified by his father make the star appear younger than he really is. This is the story of Danny Almonte, the Bronx Baby...
Grisham's plea: A time to conserve
Published on Sep 12th, 2002
0 comments Need any more evidence that growth issues rank high on the agenda of the high and mighty? Mega-bestselling author John Grisham will soon lend his celebrity status to the PEC, the Piedmont...
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