“Deep Singh Blue is work of ferocious bravery, intelligence, and art.”
Alex Shakar, author of Luminarium
“A heart-wrenching coming-of-age tale in which survival depends more on compassion than rebellion.”
“I don’t know which virtue of Deep Singh Blue to recommend: the love-hate letter to northern California; the rich portraiture of Deep Singh, his family, and his tempestuous girlfriend; the oh-no-did-he-just-do-that storytelling; or indeed the blue that informs the restless, cutting, tender intelligence of the book.”
Matthew Sharpe, author of Jamestown and The Sleeping Father
Ranbir Singh Sidhu writes stories, essays and plays, takes photographs, and dreams of making movies. He was born in London and grew up in California and has worked as an archaeologist, book store clerk, projectionist, PR guy, communications trainer with the United Nations in Sri Lanka, assistant to the playwright Edward Albee, and, among many other jobs, once spent a year assisting Joanna Steichen, widow of the renowned photographer Edward Steichen, catalog her personal collection of photographs.
His first novel, Deep Singh Blue, will be released in the US in March 2016 by Unnamed Press and in India by Fourth Estate/HarperCollins. A novella, Object Lessons (in 12 sides w/afterglow), will be released in a limited edition by Run/Off Editions in early 2016.
He is the author of the story collection Good Indian Girls, and is a winner of the Pushcart Prize in Fiction and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. He is currently completing a far too long for anyone’s good novel, The Echoes, about the end of the world. It happened in 1991—didn’t anyone notice? And also developing the feature screenplay Badlands Big Sky about an up-and-coming Indian American singer who thinks she knows where she’s going. Hint: she doesn’t.
His stories have appeared in Conjunctions, The Georgia Review, The Byword, Fence, Zyzzyva, The Missouri Review, Other Voices, The Happy Hypocrite, The Literary Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Barcelona Review, Word Riot and many other journals and anthologies. New work is forthcoming in Memorious and Chicago Quarterly Review.
His essays and reviews appear in Vice, Los Angeles Review of Books, Salon, Terrain, The Nation, Artnet, The Millions, and other publications, and his photography appears in Portland Review and F-Stop Magazine.
He currently divides his time between New York, India, and Crete.