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Lorenzo Carcaterra (born 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. Carcaterra has two children; he is a widower.
- Sleepers (1996)
- A Safe Place (1993)
- Apaches (1997)
- Gangster (2001)
- Street Boys (2002)
- Paradise City (2004)
- Chasers (2007)
- Midnight Angels (2010)
- The Wolf (2014)
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- 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 2008 video game Alone in the Dark.
- He has written for other publications, including National Geographic Traveler.
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