Jim Grant (born 1954), higher identified through his pen identify Lee Child, is a British mystery creator. His first novel, Killing Floor, received the Anthony Award for Best First Novel.
Each of Child’s novels follows the adventures of a former American Military Policeman, Jack Reacher, who wanders the United States.
Though Grant used to be born in Coventry, England, his folks moved him and his 3 brothers to Handsworth Wood in Birmingham when he used to be 4 years previous, so the men may get a greater schooling. Grant attended Cherry Orchard Primary School in Handsworth Wood till the age of 11 and used to be one of the most cleverest boys in his yr. He attended King Edward’s School, Birmingham, additionally the alma mater of J. R. R. Tolkien and Enoch Powell. His father used to be a civil servant and his more youthful brother, Andrew Grant, could also be a mystery novelist.
Some of Grant’s early influences come with Enid Blyton, W.E. Johns, and Alistair MacLean.
In 1974, at age 20, Grant attended regulation college in Sheffield at Sheffield University, regardless that he had no goal of coming into the prison occupation and, throughout his scholar days, labored behind the curtain in a theatre. Instead, he took a role in industrial tv after graduating.
In January 2012, Grant donated £10,000 against a brand new car for Brecon Mountain Rescue Team. He introduced the donation as a result of his brother is a senior member of the staff. The staff’s former keep an eye on car used to be written off after a collision in 2011.
His spouse Jane is from New York. Child could also be partial to Aston Villa Football Club.
Grant joined Granada Television, a part of the United Kingdom’s ITV Network, in Manchester as a presentation director. There he used to be concerned with displays together with Brideshead Revisited, The Jewel within the Crown, Prime Suspect, and Cracker. Grant used to be concerned within the transmission of greater than 40,000 hours of programming for Granada, writing hundreds of ads, information tales, and trailers. He stayed with Granada 1977-1995 and ended his occupation there with two years as a industry union store steward.
After being let pass from his process on account of company restructuring, he determined he sought after to start out writing novels, mentioning they’re "the purest type of leisure." In 1997, his first novel, Killing Floor, used to be revealed and he moved to the United States in the summertime of 1998.
He has mentioned that he selected the identify Reacher for the central personality in his novels as a result of he’s himself tall and, in a grocery store (Asda in Kendal, Cumbria, when he used to be dwelling in Kirkby Lonsdale), his spouse Jane advised him: "Hey, if this writing factor does not pan out, it’s essential to all the time be a reacher in a grocery store."… "I assumed, Reacher – just right identify." Some books within the Reacher sequence are written in first particular person, whilst others are written within the 3rd particular person.
In 2007, Grant collaborated with 14 different writers to create the 17-part serial mystery The Chopin Manuscript narrated through Alfred Molina that used to be broadcast weekly on Audible.com from 25 September 2007 to 13 November 2007.
On 30 June 2008, it used to be introduced that Lee Child can be taking on a Visiting Professorship on the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom from November 2008. In 2009, Child funded 52 Jack Reacher scholarships for college students on the college.
Child used to be elected president of the Mystery Writers of America in 2009.
Jack Reacher sequence
Lee Child – Killing Floor (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Die Trying (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Tripwire (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Running Blind (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Echo Burning (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Without Fail (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Persuader (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – The Enemy (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – One Shot (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – The Hard Way (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Bad Luck And Trouble (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Nothing To Lose (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Gone Tomorrow (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – 61 Hours (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Worth Dying For (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – The Affair (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – A Wanted Man (learn through Jeff Harding)
Lee Child – Never Go Back (learn through Jeff Harding)
Lee Child – Personal (learn through Jeff Harding)
Lee Child – Make Me (learn through Jeff Harding)
Lee Child – Jack Reacher’s Rules (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Night School (learn through Jeff Harding)
Lee Child – The Midnight Line (learn through Jeff Harding)
Lee Child – Past Tense (learn through Jeff Harding)
Lee Child – No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories (learn through Kerry Shale)
Lee Child – First Thrills (learn through Joyce Been, David Colacci, Luke Daniels, Susan Ericksen, Mel Foster, Phil Gigante, D*ick Hill, Laural Merlington, Dan John Miller, Michael Paige, Nick Podehl, Natalie Ross)
Lee Child – Inherit The Dead (learn through Christopher Evan Welch)
Jack Reacher sequence