Lorenzo Carcaterra (born on October 16, 1954, in Hell's Kitchen, New York) is an American writer. Hell's Kitchen is the setting for his most famous book, Sleepers, which was adapted as a 1996 film of the same name. In April 2009, he joined True/Slant as a blogger.
He became a journalist by 1980 when his first articles begin to appear in various newspapers.
- Sleepers (1996) - While there is much debate about the fictionality of this work, it is still categorized as non-fiction by the Library of Congress
- A Safe Place (1993)
- Apaches (1997)
- Gangster (2001)
- Street Boys (2002)
- Paradise City (2004)
- Chasers (2007)
- Midnight Angels (2010)
- Introduction to Modern Library Classics unabridged version of The Count of Monte Cristo, a novel which plays an important role in Carcaterra's autobiographical novel Sleepers
- He has written and produced a number of episodes of Law & Order.
- He used his knowledge of New York City to contribute to the video game Alone in the Dark.