Lorenzo Carcaterra

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Lorenzo Carcaterra
Born (1954-10-16) October 16, 1954 (age 64)
Occupationnovelist, blogger, journalist

Lorenzo Carcaterra (born October 16, 1954, in Clinton, New York) is an American writer of Italian descent. Clinton 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.


His family is from the island of Ischia, eighteen miles off the coast of Naples.[1]

He became a journalist by 1980 when his first articles begin to appear in various newspapers. Carcaterra has two children; he is a widower.[2]

Published works[edit]


  • A Safe Place (1993)
  • Sleepers (1995)
  • Apaches (1997)
  • Gangster (2001)
  • Street Boys (2002)
  • Paradise City (2004)
  • Chasers (2007)
  • Midnight Angels (2010)
  • The Wolf (2014)



  1. ^ Interview - Paradise City
  2. ^ a b Lorenzo Carcaterra, "Love Story", National Geographic Traveler, June/July 2015.

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