Claire Adam was born and raised in Trinidad. She studied physics at Brown University and later took an M.A in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she gained a distinction. Her debut novel is Golden Child. Set in Trinidad, it follows the lives of a family as they navigate the impossible choices about scarcity loyalty and love. Golden Child is the second acquisition by Sarah Jessica Parker for her imprint SJP for Hogarthin the US. In the UK she is published by Faber.