John Grisham

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

The title of the event, “Appearing at the scene of the crime, John Grisham visits Princeton,” references his recent popular novel Camino Island. The fictional story opens with the theft of invaluable F. Scott Fitzgerald papers from Princeton University’s Firestone Library.

Grisham will discuss his books and the art of writing with moderator Maria DiBattista (Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English), followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience.

The free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Princeton University Library. Tickets will be available starting Oct. 19 at

Pre-signed copies of Camino Island and The Rooster Bar will be available through Labyrinth Books. Grisham will not sign books at the event.