Lorraine Adams, a Pulitzer Prize–winning author and reporter, is the author of Harbor and The Room and the Chair. She lives in New York City.

Midnight’s Children

How to understand a nation as chaotic—yet important—as Pakistan? Lorraine Adams on Mohammed Hanif’s radiant new novel.

Pakistan’s small middle class is vulnerable and exposed to the growing violence between al Qaeda and the government. Novelist Lorraine Adams on why this vital group cannot be forgotten by the U.S.