Planet Princeton

Best-selling author John Grisham to speak at Princeton University

John Grisham

Novelist John Grisham will speak at Princeton University at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25 in Richardson Auditorium.

The title of the event, “Appearing at the Scene of the Crime, John Grisham Visits Princeton,” references his recent popular novel “Camino Island,” which opens with a suspenseful theft scene in which the F. Scott Fitzgerald papers are stolen from Princeton University’s Firestone Library.

Grisham will speak about his books and the art of writing with moderator Maria DiBattista, a professor of English at Princeton. A question-and-answer session with the audience will follow.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Princeton University Library. Admission is free. Tickets for the general public will become available starting at noon on Oct. 19 at tickets.princeton.edu. Priority will be given to members of the Friends of the Princeton University Library prior to Oct. 19. (Editor’s note – as of 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, all the tickets for the public were distributed).  Pre-signed copies of “Camino Island” and “The Rooster Bar” will be available through Labyrinth Books. Grisham will not sign books at the event.

Best known for his popular legal thrillers, Grisham has written more than three dozen books. A graduate of Mississippi State University, he attended the University of Mississippi School of Law and practiced criminal law for about a decade. His first novel, “A Time to Kill,” was published in 1989, four years after he began writing it. His first bestseller was “The Firm.” The book sold more than seven million copies and was adapted into a 1993 film starring Tom Cruise.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

Events Calendar

« January 2018 » loading...
M T W T F S S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
Sun 21

Art in the Park: Winter Workshops for Children

January 20 @ 10:00 am - March 19 @ 11:30 pm
Sun 21
Sun 21

Ice Sculpture Demonstration Day

January 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sun 21

Carillon Concert at Princeton University

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Sun 21

NBCO@Zimmerli

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sun 21

Family Barn Dance for All Ages

January 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sun 21

Sunday Afternoon At The Movies: Keep the Change

January 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sun 21

Bhagavad Gita Study Book Club

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 22
Mon 22

Internet Security Presentation

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 22

OPEN REHEARSAL and NEW MEMBER WELCOME

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Get 15% off your first order with Vosges Haut-Chocolat
       

Advertisement

  • Get 15% off your first order with Vosges Haut-Chocolat

Events Calendar

« January 2018 » loading...
M T W T F S S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
Sun 21

Art in the Park: Winter Workshops for Children

January 20 @ 10:00 am - March 19 @ 11:30 pm
Sun 21
Sun 21

Ice Sculpture Demonstration Day

January 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sun 21

Carillon Concert at Princeton University

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
%d bloggers like this: