SJ Sindu was born in Sri Lanka and raised in Massachusetts. She is the author of the novel Marriage of a Thousand Lies, which won the Publishing Triangle Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and was selected by the American Library Association as a Stonewall Honor Book. She 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. She holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a PhD in Creative Writing from Florida State University. Her work has been published in Brevity, LitHub, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Normal School, Fifth Wednesday Journal, and other journals and anthologies. She teaches creative writing at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Places I’ve lived:

  • Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
  • Jaffna, Sri Lanka
  • Amherst, MA
  • Winchester, MA
  • Waltham, MA
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • Lincoln, NE
  • Lexington, MA
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Tampa, FL

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