Rakesh Satyal

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Rakesh Satyal
Satyal at the 2014
Brooklyn Book Festival
Occupation Novelist
Nationality United States
Notable works Blue Boy
Official website

Rakesh Satyal is an American novelist, best known for his Lambda Literary Award-winning debut novel Blue Boy.[1] Blue Boy won the 2009 Prose/Poetry Award from the Association of Asian American Studies and Satyal was a recipient of a 2010 Fellowship in Fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Early life[edit]

Rakesh Satyal was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He majored in Comparative Literature, with an emphasis on French, Spanish, and Italian, and earned a certificate in Princeton University's writing program.[citation needed]


Satyal moved to New York City, where he worked as a book editor before publishing Blue Boy in 2009.

Satyal sometimes performs in New York City as a singer. He also garnered attention for his acceptance speech at the Lambda Literary Awards gala, which he sang to the tune of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance".[1]

Personal life[edit]

Satyal lives in New York City.[citation needed]


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