Lorenzo Carcaterra

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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.[1]

Published works[edit]


  • Sleepers (1996) – While there is much debate about the fictionality of this work, it is still categorized as non-fiction by the US Library of Congress
  • A Safe Place (1993)


  • Apaches (1997)
  • Gangster (2001)
  • Street Boys (2002)
  • Paradise City (2004)
  • Chasers (2007)
  • Midnight Angels (2010)
  • The Wolf (2014)


  • 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.


  1. ^ Lorenzo Carcaterra, "Love Story", National Geographic Traveler, June/July 2015.
  2. ^ Lorenzo Carcaterra, "Love Story", National Geographic Traveler, June/July 2015.

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