Siddhartha Gigoo’s books are The Garden of Solitude and A Fistful of Earth and Other Stories and A Long Dream of Home: The Persecution, Exodus and Exile of Kashmiri Pandits (Bloomsbury, co-edited). A Fistful of Earth and Other Stories was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award 2015. In 2015, he won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Asia) for his short story The Umbrella Man. His two short films, The Last Day, and Goodbye, Mayfly, were selected for several international film festivals. His writings are published in several literary magazines. He lives in New Delhi.