Lee Child, (whose real name is actually Jim Grant!), was born in 1954 in Coventry, England. In later years his parents moved him and his three brothers to Birmingham, seeking the option of a better education. In 1974, at the young age of 20, Jim attended Law school at Sheffield University, whilst also working backstage at a theatre. After graduating, he joined Granada Television as a presentation director in what turned out to be an eighteen-year career.