A. J. Sidransky
AJ Sidransky is a lifelong New Yorker. He has been writing in one form or another for many years. Forgiving Maximo Rothman is his debut novel. The sequel to that book, Forgiving Mariela Camacho, will be released September 30, 2015.
Mr. Sidransky has had a varied and interesting professional life. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, he has worked as a banker, commercial mortgage broker and Internet entrepreneur. He is a trained chef, a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, and a certified personal trainer.
Mr. Sidransky is on the steering committee of Viva tu Vida/Live Your Life, a non-profit in upper Manhattan that works to fight childhood obesity, and sits on the executive committee of Yeshiva University’s Community Development Board. He travels to the Dominican Republic frequently and is fluent in Spanish. Aside from his next novel, which is to be set in the Dominican Republic, he is working on a series of articles about Jewish life in Latin America that will appear in a major Jewish American daily.
Mr. Sidransky lives in Washington Heights with his wife. He has a college age son who attends the University of Miami.