Publishing Triangle Award Winner

American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book

Lambda Literary Award Finalist

Independent Publisher Award Silver Medal

Golden Crown Literary Society Finalist

A necessary and exciting addition to both the Sri Lankan-American and LGBTQ canons, SJ Sindu’s debut novel Marriage of a Thousand Lies offers a moving and sharply rendered exploration of friendship, family, love, and loss.


About the Author

SJ Sindu

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SJ Sindu was born in Sri Lanka and raised in Massachusetts. Sindu is the author of the novel Marriage of a Thousand Lies, which won the Publishing Triangle Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and is a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, and which was selected by the American Library Association as a Stonewall Honor Book. Sindu is also the author of the hybrid fiction and nonfiction chapbook I Once Met You But You Were Dead, which won the Split Lip Press Turnbuckle Chapbook Contest. A 2013 Lambda Literary Fellow, Sindu holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Florida State University, and currently teaches at Ringling College of Art & Design.