As a young man, I was often told that I was a daydreamer, a rubbernecker, an exaggerator. But in a fiction class all the things I had been criticized about came together to create something meaningful. That was a very powerful feeling for me.
Adam is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. He won the Pulitzer for his 2012 novel, The Orphan Master’s Son. He is also a professor of English at Stanford University with a focus on creative writing.