Ranbir Singh Sidhu was born in London and studied archaeology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Good Indian Girls, a collection of stories, and Deep Singh Blue, a novel (forthcoming 2014). He is a winner of the Pushcart Prize in Fiction and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and other awards. His plays include True East, Conquistadors, and Sangeet. His fiction appears in The Georgia Review, Fence, Zyzzyva, The Missouri Review, Other Voices, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Barcelona Review and other journals and anthologies. Stories are forthcoming in The Happy Hypocrite (UK) and The Literary Review (USA).
“One of the most compelling and sophisticated younger writers today.”
Lynne Tillman, author of American Genius A Comedy, and No Lease On Life
“His writing takes risks, is often daring and imaginative, and I appreciate the intelligence he brings to his craft.”
Edward Albee, author of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
“Whenever I pick up a story by Ranbir Sidhu, I feel as though I’ve been released from the cedarwood closet of literature into the fresh air of active creation; as though I’d been fitted with brand-new high-tech earphones picking up an infinity of eloquent microphones cleverly scattered around the world.”
Harry Mathews, author of My Life in CIA, Cigarettes and The Journalist
“This is writing of uncommon assurance and skill.”
Jeet Thayil, author of Narcopolis
“Dysfunctional relationships, malfunctioning humans, stoned kitchen slick talk, psycho Bombay coolie madness, sex toy swashbuckling and subversive black operations based in NYC. I’m constantly delighted by Ranbir’s work! He is one of the great displaced Cali to Delhi via London, Brooklyn leather jacket rebels pushing the line.”
Tanuj Chopra, director of Punching at the Sun