February 8th is the birthday of one of the Oxford American
’s most prestigious contributors, John Grisham
. In celebration of our former publisher, we’ve gathered some of his best writing for the magazine in a limited-edition bundle. Read his account of a reporter confronting him about “the Faulkner thing” in the rare Issue 1 and in Issue 5, his hopes as publisher for the magazine’s future. The bundle also includes fiction by the acclaimed author: the short story “The Birthday,” along with the first installment of Grisham’s serialized novel, A Painted House
. Find the rest of the novel here
, in issues 32-36.