Publishing Triangle Award Winner

Golden Crown Literary Society Award Winner

American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book

Lambda Literary Award Finalist

Independent Publisher Award Silver Medal

VCU First Novelist Award Finalist

Longlist for DSC South Asian Literature Prize

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, and is the award-winning author of two novels, Marriage of a Thousand Lies and Blue-Skinned Gods, as well as the hybrid fiction and nonfiction chapbook I Once Met You But You Were Dead. A 2013 Lambda Literary Fellow, Sindu holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Florida State University, and teaches at the University of Toronto.