Grisham and Edwards, two New York Times bestselling authors, will discuss their writing careers and Grisham’s newest book, A Time for Mercy, which brings Jake Brigance—the star of Grisham’s first novel, A Time to Kill—back to the courtroom. This event is sponsored by Campbellsville University.
Kim Edwards was born in Killeen, Texas. She grew up in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York and graduated from Colgate University and The University of Iowa, where she earned an MFA in fiction and an MA in linguistics. She is the author of a story collection, “The Secrets of a Fire King,” which was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award; her stories have been published in many periodicals. She has received many awards for the short story as well, including a Pushcart Prize. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, her first novel, was a Barnes and Noble Discover Award pick and spent 122 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list. Her second novel, The Lake of Dreams, an Independent Booksellers pick, was also an international best seller; her work has been published in more than 32 countries. Currently, Kim is working on a new novel, as well as a collection of related stories.