Rakesh Satyal is the author of the novels Blue Boy and No One Can Pronounce My Name. Blue Boy won a Lambda Award and the Prose/Poetry Award from the Association of Asian-American Studies and was a finalist for a Publishing Triangle Award. It is currently being developed as a feature film by the actor and comic Nik Dodani. Satyal has been a recipient of a Fellowship in Fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts and currently sits on the board of Lambda Literary. He also works in book publishing for more than 15 years and sings a popular cabaret show in New York City.