Lorraine Adams is a novelist, critic and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. She is the author of two novels: Harbor (Alfred E. Knopf, 2004), winner of the Los Angeles Times First Fiction Award and a finalist for the Guardian First Book and the Orange Prize; and The Room and the Chair (Knopf, 2010). Her work has been critically acclaimed in such publications as Harper’s, Bookforum, NPR, the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Esquire, the Guardian, the Times of London, and translated into Turkish, German, and Dutch. She is a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting, and most recently, a Guggenheim grant for a novel she is currently writing set in Lahore, Pakistan. She lives in Harlem with the novelist Richard Price and their backyard posse of feral cats.