A J Sidransky has published three novels since 2013. The National Jewish Book Awards selected his first novel Forgiving Maximo Rothman as a finalist in Outstanding Debut Fiction in 2013. Next Generation Indie Book Awards selected Stealing a Summer’s Afternoon, his second book, as a finalist for Best Second Novel in 2015. Forgiving Mariela Camacho, his third work, received the David Award, awarded by Deadly Ink! Writer’s Conference for Best Mystery of 2016. His next work, The Interpreter, will be released March 28, 2020. Forgiving Stephen Redmond, the final chapter in the Forgiving Series, will be released December 5, 2020. He has published the following stories, La Libreta, (The Notebook) in Small Axe Salon (on-line) and was also selected as the winner of the Institute of Caribbean Studies short story contest in 2014. Mother Knows Best, was published as part of an invitation only collection, Noir Nation 5, and The Glint of Metal which appears in Crime Café Short Story Anthology, will also appear in the upcoming Fictional Café Anthology, both by invitation. El Ladron (The Thief) was published by Spinetingler Magazine in summer 2017. The Just Men of Bennett Avenue will appear in Jewish Noir II, a major short story anthology to be released in 2020.
A J is a staff writer for The Cooperator Magazines, which publishes seven monthly magazines to the condominium and cooperative apartment industry. He also writes for EQ magazine. He was a contributing writer to #News, a daily news satire that appeared on YouTube, and is a frequent contributor to UptownCollective.com a blog about life in Upper Manhattan. He has also taught writing classes for the Bronx Council on the Arts. He is currently at work on The Investigator, the second installment in the Justice series. The King of Arroyo Hondo, a novella that will anchor a collection of short stories about life in the Dominican Republic today titled Becoming Bachata, will be published sometime in late 2021
A J Sidransky lives in Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan with his wife. He is a dyed in the wool New Yorker, born in the Bronx, and a life-long Yankees fan.