Meet Lorraine Adams.
She’s a novelist, critic and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and she’s our newest Ambassador in New York!
Lorraine is as big a supporter of Pakistan as they come. Having traveled throughout Pakistan and Afghanistan, she says she is in love with Pakistani people, the culture and the fashion. So much so that she wore a Pakistani dress to her own wedding in New York, and is currently working on a novel set in Lahore, Pakistan.
Educated at Princeton and Columbia, Lorraine won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in 1992 for a series in the Dallas Morning News on violations of civil rights by Texas law enforcement. An investigative reporter at the Washington Post for eleven years, her journalism gravitated to issues of social justice and the marginalized.
Lorraine has also authored two novels: Harbor (2004), winner of the Los Angeles Times First Fiction Award and a finalist for the Guardian First Book and the Orange Prize; and The Room and the Chair (2010). Her work has been critically acclaimed in such publications as Harper’s, NPR, the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Esquire, the Guardian, the Times of London, and translated into Turkish, German, and Dutch.
Lorraine is currently writing her third novel set in Pakistan. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times Book Review, where she specializes in reviewing foreign fiction, particularly from the Muslim world.
We’re beyond thrilled to have Lorraine on board as our Ambassador!