Author Corban Addison on His Book, A Walk Across the Sun
For the research on his first novel, A Walk Across the Sun, author Corban Addison went undercover into the brothels of Mumbai and met trafficking victims face to face. His book leads readers on a chilling, eye-opening journey into Mumbai's seedy underworld—and the nightmare of two orphaned girls swept into the international sex trade.
Corban Addison holds degrees in law and engineering from the University of Virginia and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. After completing a federal clerkship, Addison began his career specializing in corporate law and litigation. He has an abiding interest in international human rights, and is a supporter of numerous causes, including the abolition of modern slavery.
In researching A Walk Across the Sun, he traveled to India and spent a month with a team of investigators, attorneys and social workers from the International Justice Mission. During his visit, he went undercover into the brothels of Mumbai and met trafficking victims face to face. In addition, he spent time with activists in Paris and with a senior official from the U.S. Department of Justice.