American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book

Lambda Literary Award Finalist

Publishing Triangle Award Finalist

Independent Publisher Award Silver Medal

“Perceptive, subtle, and provocative.” — Publisher’s Weekly

“A captivating story you won’t be able to put down.” — Ms. Magazine

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.

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News

Interview about I Once Met You But You Were Dead in The Unpublishables

Marriage of a Thousand Lies wins Silver Medal at Independent Publisher Book Awards

Marriage of a Thousand Lies named a Publishing Triangle Award Finalist

Marriage of a Thousand Lies named a Lambda Literary Award Finalist

Marriage of a Thousand Lies review in The International Examiner

Marriage of a Thousand Lies named an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book

Interview with The Rumpus

Video interview with Must Read Fiction

Writers Recommend in Poets & Writers

Interview with Gaysi about Marriage of a Thousand Lies

Excerpt from Marriage of a Thousand Lies in Gaysi

Essay “#BornConfused15: ‘Dimple Lala gave me the Lifeline I Needed in the Absence of Community’” in Brown Girl Magazine

Marriage of a Thousand Lies review in Dallas News

Marriage of a Thousand Lies review in Lambda Literary Review

GET LIT radio show with Jamie Tennant

Marriage of a Thousand Lies review in Toronto Star

Marriage of a Thousand Lies featured in LitHub’s 5 Great Books You May Have Missed in June

Chuski Pop Podcast Episode 37 on SoundCloud

Interview about Marriage of a Thousand Lies in Dig Boston

Marriage of a Thousand Lies review in Ms. Magazine

Marriage of a Thousand Lies featured in Poets & Writers Notable Fiction Debuts:

Marriage of a Thousand Lies review in SCENE Magazine

Marriage of a Thousand Lies featured in Book Riot’s Best Books of June

Marriage of a Thousand Lies review in PASTE Magazine

Interview in Apogee

Marriage of a Thousand Lies featured in Asian American Writer’s Workshop

Marriage of a Thousand Lies review in Queen Mob’s Teahouse

Other Books

I Once Met You But You Were Dead

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 is a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the Publishing Triangle 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.