Oct 11, 2006 (All Things Considered) — John Grisham says he could never have come up with the story that's chronicled in his first work of nonfiction, The Innocent Man
. It's the tragic tale of Ron Williamson, a small-town sports hero from Oklahoma wrongly convicted of murder.
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An obituary in The New York Times led writer John Grisham to the subject of his new book — and first work of nonfiction — The Innocent Man.
It's a tale of the wrongful conviction, near-execution, exoneration and tragic death of Ron Williamson — a small-town sports hero from Oklahoma whose life didn't turn out the way he expected.
"Never in my most creative moment could I have come up with a story like this," Grisham says.
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