Steve Berry ('80), New York Times bestselling author , will deliver the keynote address at the 2013 Commencement ceremony of Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law on Saturday, May 11, at 10 a.m. in Hawkins Arena at the University Center.
Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of eight Cotton Malone adventures, four stand alone thrillers, and four e-book original short stories. His books have been translated into 40 languages with more than 15 million printed copies in 51 countries. They consistently appear in the top echelon of The New York Times, USA Today, Indie and international bestseller lists.
Berry was born and raised in Georgia, graduating in 1980 from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He was a trial lawyer for 30 years and held elective office for 14 of those years. He is a founding member of International Thriller Writers—a group of more than 2,000 thriller writers from around the world—and served three years as its co-president.