Jason Starr was born and raised in Brooklyn. He began writing plays and fiction in college at Binghamton University. Starr has an MFA in Playwriting from Brooklyn College. He is the international best-selling author of fourteen novels and four novels coauthored with Ken Bruen. Starr also writes graphic novels and superhero comics for Marvel and DC. He has won the Barry Award and is a two-time winner of the Anthony Award. Several of his books are in development for TV, film and theater. His books have been translated into ten languages. Starr is known for his satirical urban crime novels, set mainly in the New York City area. He lives in New York City.