Paul Adam (born 1958 in Coventry) is a British writer of novels for both adults and younger readers.
Adam moved to Sheffield before the age of one. He studied law at Nottingham University, then began a career in journalism, working both in England, in his childhood town of Sheffield, and Rome. Since then he has written 11 critically acclaimed thrillers for adults and the Max Cassidy series of thrillers for younger readers about a teenage escapologist, the first of which, Escape from Shadow Island, won the Salford Children's Book Award. He has also written film and television scripts.
Adam lived in Nottingham for many years but now lives in Sheffield with his wife and two children.