Rachel Trezise was born in South Wales in 1978. Her debut novel In and Out of the Goldfish Bowl was published in 2000, to critical acclaim and a place on the Orange Futures List. Her short story collection Fresh Apples, won the inaugural Dylan Thomas Prize in 2006 and Dial M for Merthyr won the inaugural Max Boyce Prize in 2010. Her work has been translated into several languages and published all over the world. Her latest collection Cosmic Latte, was published in June 2013.