William B. Crawford is a former reporter, writer and legal affairs columnist for the Chicago Tribune. During a twenty-three-year career at the newspaper, he was the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize as well as many other major awards for his work. After leaving the newspaper, he was the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s senior vice president of global communications. In 2002, he co-founded O’Connell & Crawford LLC, a media strategy and crisis management firm. Rent Asunder is Crawford’s first novel. Justice Perverted was his second book.