Saumya Balsari was born in India, has travelled widely and lives in Cambridge and Mumbai. She has been named one of Britain's leading South Asian women. She has previously worked in London as a columnist and freelance journalist. Her debut novel The Cambridge Curry Club won the first ever Cambridgeshire Book of the Decade Award. Summer of Blue, her first novel for young adult readers, was commended in an early version by the Yeovil Literary Prize, 2009 / Betty Bolinbroke-Kent Award. She is currently researching her third novel as Writer-in-Residence at the Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge.