Rajeev Balasubramanyam holds degrees from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and a PhD in English and Creative Writing. His first novel, IN BEAUTIFUL DISGUISES (Bloomsbury 2000) won a Betty Trask Prize and was nominated for the Guardian First Fiction Prize. His long-awaited second novel, THE DREAMER (Harper Collins 2010), was based on his Ian St. James award-winning story of the same title. In 2004 he was awarded the Clarissa Luard Prize for the best Britsh writer under the age of 35. On May 16, 2016, The Pigeonhole will release his newest book, STARSTRUCK.