Rachel Trezise was born in the Rhondda valley, south Wales in 1978.

Her semi-autobiographical novel In and Out of the Goldfish Bowl was published in 2000 and won a place on the Orange Futures List in 2001.

Her second book, a short story collection called Fresh Apples was published in 2005 and won the inaugural Dylan Thomas Prize in 2006.

Her latest novel Sixteen Shades of Crazy was published in 2010.