American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book

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

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

“A remarkable first novel.” — LA Review of Books

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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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

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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

Marriage of a Thousand Lies featured in NOW Magazine’s 6 Queer Books to Read This Summer

Marriage of a Thousand Lies review in Autostraddle

Marriage of a Thousand Lies review in The Aerogram

Essay in Memorious – “Think Music”

Essay in LitHub – “Balancing Bollywood Inspiration with American Expectations”

Marriage of a Thousand Lies review in Los Angeles Review of Books

Featured article in NBC News

Marriage of a Thousand Lies featured in Lambda Literary’s In June Spotlight

Marriage of a Thousand Lies review in Chronic Bibliophilia

Marriage of a Thousand Lies featured in Hollywood News Source’s Monthly Anticipated Reads for June

Marriage of a Thousand Lies featured in Bustle’s Best Fiction Books of June

Marriage of a Thousand Lies featured in Publisher’s Weekly Select Books with LGBTQ Themes for 2017

Marriage of a Thousand Lies review in BookTrib

Marriage of a Thousand Lies featured in BookTrib’s Indulge in Books

Marriage of a Thousand Lies featured alongside Anthony Horowitz and Sherman Alexie as Literati Bookstore’s 3 Hardcover Picks for June

Marriage of a Thousand Lies featured in Bustle’s 29 New Fiction Books To Read This Summer

Interview with The Normal School about Marriage of a Thousand Lies[click to read]

Marriage of a Thousand Lies featured in 6 Books By South Asian Authors That Break Barriers and Question Norms

Interview with The Cupboard on judging their Seventh-Ever contest…[click to read]

Interview with The Offing about the chapbook and Marriage of a Thousand Lies[click to listen]

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 was selected by the American Library Association as a Stonewall Honor Book, as well as 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.