I have eaten snake cooked four ways in China, drank alcohol made from the bile of a python in Vietnam, travelled by car, plane, rickshaw, auto, and caught pneumonia from sitting in the back of a cattle truck from Shigatze, Tibet into Sunauli, Nepal. I love photojournalism, which means I'm not very good at the technical aspects, but enjoy capturing emotion and have an insatiable appetite for traveling, writing, and food. I have taught ESL in China, and have taught English literature, developmental composition, and creative writing at universities and colleges in California, and currently at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, NYC and New Jersey City University (I'll let you guess where that is).
I am working on a novel that uses the backdrop of September 11 and 1984 to create characters and situations with real emotional depth, and through a protagonist who happens to be Sikh, that people can connect with its universal themes. I am on page 5. Only 345 pages to go. Easy.
To read my blogs on NaNo, noveling, the writing process, writing fellowships/retreats, and on the CUNY Writer's Institute in NYC where I am currently a Fellow, check out www.NavdeepSinghDhillon.com
- New York City
- Writing, Photography, Travelling, Food
- Favorite noveling music:
- Bhangra, Punjabi, Chap-hop, Hip-hop, Ghazals when I'm writing a depressing scene
- English Instructor and Freelance Writer
- Favorite books or authors:
- Wind in the Willows, Watership Down, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Chrysalids, No Country for Old Men, Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee, My Legendary Girlfriend, Never Let Me Go, Passage to India, loads more!, Anton Chekhov, John Cheever, Raymond Carver, Nick Hornby,