Louisa Hall grew up in Philadelphia. After graduating from Harvard, she played squash professionally while finishing her premedical coursework and working in a research lab at the Albert Einstein Hospital. She holds a PhDin literature from the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of The Carriage House and Speak and lives in New York.
Trinity is an intelligent and sweeping account of the characters - some real, some fictional - swirling around the testing of the first atomic bomb. It is also an affecting meditation on the ways in which we betray others and, in the process, ourselves. - Karan Mahajan, author of The Association of Small BombsRichly imagined, tremendously moving - New York TimesTriumphant - Vanity FairA striking portrait of a man who fathered the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and then went on to embrace liberal causes, lie about love affairs and lobby against nuclear proliferation - Mail on SundayA splintered and intriguing portrait - Financial TimesA brilliant imagining of how the details omitted from one notorious man's story might define him more fully than the broad strokes we already know . . . Trinity sounds a wake-up call - Time