SJ Sindu is a Tamil diaspora author of two literary novels, two hybrid chapbooks, and two forthcoming graphic novels. Her first novel, Marriage of a Thousand Lies, won the Publishing Triangle Edmund White Award and was a Stonewall Honor Book and a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. Sindu’s second novel, Blue-Skinned Gods, was published in November 2021, and her graphic novel, Shakti, is forthcoming from Harper Collins. Sindu’s hybrid fiction and nonfiction chapbook, I Once Met You But You Were Dead, won the Turnbuckle Chapbook contest and was published by Split/Lip Press, and her hybrid nonfiction and poetry chapbook, Dominant Genes, won the Black River Chapbook Competition and will be published in February 2022 by Black Lawrence Press.

A 2013 Lambda Literary Fellow, Sindu holds an MA in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a PhD in English and Creative Writing from Florida State University. Sindu teaches at the University of Toronto Scarborough. »


PhD - English and Creative Writing | Florida State

MA - Creative Writing | University of Nebraska-Lincoln

BA - English | University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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