Jim Grant (born 1954), higher identified via his pen title 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 was once born in Coventry, England, his oldsters moved him and his 3 brothers to Handsworth Wood in Birmingham when he was once 4 years outdated, so the lads may just get a greater schooling. Grant attended Cherry Orchard Primary School in Handsworth Wood till the age of 11 and was once one of the crucial 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 was once 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 legislation college in Sheffield at Sheffield University, even though he had no goal of coming into the criminal occupation and, right through his pupil days, labored behind the curtain in a theatre. Instead, he took a role in business tv after graduating.
In January 2012, Grant donated £10,000 against a brand new automobile for Brecon Mountain Rescue Team. He introduced the donation as a result of his brother is a senior member of the crew. The crew’s former regulate automobile was once 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 was once concerned with displays together with Brideshead Revisited, The Jewel within the Crown, Prime Suspect, and Cracker. Grant was once concerned within the transmission of greater than 40,000 hours of programming for Granada, writing 1000’s of advertisements, information tales, and trailers. He stayed with Granada 1977-1995 and ended his profession there with two years as a business union store steward.
After being let cross from his process on account of company restructuring, he determined he sought after to begin writing novels, mentioning they’re "the purest type of leisure." In 1997, his first novel, Killing Floor, was once revealed and he moved to the United States in the summertime of 1998.
He has stated that he selected the title Reacher for the central persona in his novels as a result of he’s himself tall and, in a grocery store (Asda in Kendal, Cumbria, when he was once dwelling in Kirkby Lonsdale), his spouse Jane advised him: "Hey, if this writing factor does not pan out, it’s good to at all times be a reacher in a grocery store."… "I believed, Reacher – just right title." Some books within the Reacher collection 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 via Alfred Molina that was once broadcast weekly on Audible.com from 25 September 2007 to 13 November 2007.
On 30 June 2008, it was once introduced that Lee Child can be taking over 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 was once elected president of the Mystery Writers of America in 2009.
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Lee Child – Killing Floor (learn via D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Die Trying (learn via D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Tripwire (learn via D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Running Blind (learn via D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Echo Burning (learn via D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Without Fail (learn via D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Persuader (learn via D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – The Enemy (learn via D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – One Shot (learn via D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – The Hard Way (learn via D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Bad Luck And Trouble (learn via D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Nothing To Lose (learn via D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Gone Tomorrow (learn via D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – 61 Hours (learn via D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Worth Dying For (learn via D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – The Affair (learn via D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – A Wanted Man (learn via Jeff Harding)
Lee Child – Never Go Back (learn via Jeff Harding)
Lee Child – Personal (learn via Jeff Harding)
Lee Child – Make Me (learn via Jeff Harding)
Lee Child – Jack Reacher’s Rules (learn via D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Night School (learn via Jeff Harding)
Lee Child – The Midnight Line (learn via Jeff Harding)
Lee Child – Past Tense (learn via Jeff Harding)
Lee Child – No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories (learn via Kerry Shale)
Lee Child – First Thrills (learn via 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 via Christopher Evan Welch)
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