Born and raised in London, UK, Ranbir Sidhu emigrated to the US and studied archaeology at UC Berkeley. His books include Deep Singh Blue (2016), Good Indian Girls (2012), Object Lessons (in 12 Sides w/Afterglow) (2016) and The Fabulary (1997). His most recent, Hacking Trump A Writer Remembers (2018) is his first non-fiction book. He is a winner of the Pushcart Prize and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, among other awards.
His fiction and non-fiction appear in numerous magazines and journals, including The Georgia Review, Fence, Zyzzyva, The Missouri Review, Other Voices, The Happy Hypocrite, The Literary Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Vice, The Wire, The Towner, Los Angeles Review of Books, Salon, Terrain, and The Nation. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Village Voice, Gawker, and The Wire.
His essay, “The Indian Wedding that Exploded in Violence,” was selected as one of the Notable Essays in Best American Essays 2016, edited by Jonathan Franzen. He is the author of several full-length plays, including True East…, Sangeet, and Conquistadors, and has been awarded residencies by the Edward F. Albee Foundation, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Villa Montalvo.
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