SJ Sindu is a Tamil diaspora author and educator. Sindu's first novel, Marriage of a Thousand Lies, won the Publishing Triangle Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and the Golden Crown Literary Society Award for Debut Fiction, was selected by the American Library Association as a Stonewall Honor Book, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the VCU First Novelist Award. Her second novel, Blue-Skinned Gods, is forthcoming in 2021 from Soho Press. Sindu is also the author of two hybrid chapbooks, I Once Met You But You Were Dead, which won the Split Lip Press Turnbuckle Chapbook Contest; and Dominant Genes, which won the Black River Chapbook Competition and will be published by Black Lawrence Press in 2022. An Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto Scarborough, Sindu holds an M.A. in English (Creative Writing) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a PhD in English from Florida State University. She lives in Canada with her partner, the poet Geoff Bouvier.