Claire Adam was born and raised in Trinidad. She read Physics at Brown University and later took an MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she gained a distinction. She won the Desmond Elliott Prize 2019 for her debut novel Golden Child which was published by Faber & Faber and SJP for Hogarth in 2019. She lives in London.
Claire Adam is represented for film and TV by Jane Villiers at Sayle Screen.