Ranbir Singh Sidhu writes stories, essays and plays, takes photographs, and dreams of making movies. His first novel, Deep Singh Blue, was 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), is forthcoming in a limited edition by Run/Off Editions in 2016.
He is the author of the story collection GoodIndian 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?
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 stories are forthcoming in Arcturus and Chicago Quarterly Review.
His essays and reviews appear in Vice, The Towner, 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.
Born in London, he 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.
He lives on the island of Crete.
All photographs by Ranbir Singh Sidhu, unless otherwise stated.